Intelligence services under microscope
The French intelligence services have been spared budget cuts but in future they will be under the scrutiny of a new inspection office. [...]
The DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire) has a role similar to the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), providing intelligence to the French armed forces. It reports to the chiefs of staff.
President Francois Hollande has been discreetly consulting an array of sources to advise the government on finishing the French intelligence reform that was set in motion by his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy. The mission statement the president gave to the defence [...]