Category Archives: DGSI

MOSSAD turned French spies into double agents

“Recruiting allies as spies would cross a red line. There is a clear line between electronic spying and trying to co-opt allied intelligence agents. This was never done during my era as it was known as something that was completely off-limits.” Top … Continue reading

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An Introduction to French Intelligence Agencies

“French spies have faced persistent calls for reform since they failed to prevent the multiple terror strikes in Paris. The Nice attack may finally force the issue.” Foreign Policy — July 15, 2016 France has six main intelligence agencies which … Continue reading

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French Intel Agencies Need Four New Heads

“Abdelhamid Abaaoud [a Belgian-Moroccan killed by police five days after the November 13 atrocities] was only a go-between, not a senior figure. We know the mastermind [of the Paris Attacks] but I will remain discreet on this point.” DGSE Director … Continue reading

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DGSI Lacks Big Data Mining Tools, Turns to PALANTIR For Help

“IN-Q-Tel operates in the shadow” Wall Street journal The DGSI [French internal intelligence service]  is completely overwhelmed by the fight against terrorism. According to Patrick Calvar, the current DGSI Director, the Agency has huge amounts of data but lacks the … Continue reading

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