COS busy in northern Mali
Counter-terrorism operations conducted by the French air force and the special forces, the Commandement des Opérations Spéciales (COS), in November [...]
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 François 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 [. [...]