Le Drian's very own CIA
French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is poised to establish inter-service intelligence units for theatres of military operations, so-called "Cellules [...]
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.
One of recently-appointed new French military intelligence chief General Pierre de Villiers' major tasks is to reform military intelligence within the armed forces, an area whose weaknesses came to light during France's Operations Serval and Harmattan in Mali and Libya. [...]