What does DGSE stand for?
General Board of External Security
DGSE, abbreviation of Direction Générale De La Sécurité Extérieure (“General Board of External Security”), formerly (1947–81) Sdece, or Service De Documentation Extérieure Et De Contre-espionnage, (“External Documentation and Counterespionage Service”), secret intelligence and counterintelligence service that operates …
Do ASIO agents carry guns?
ASIO officers are not military or law enforcement officers and do not carry weapons. Whilst we work in collaboration with various law enforcement agencies our role is to provide security intelligence advice to the government of the day.
What is Australia’s CIA called?
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service /ˈeɪsɪs/ (ASIS) is the foreign intelligence agency of Australia, tasked with the covert collection of information overseas through personal contacts and other means of human intelligence….Australian Secret Intelligence Service.
Who is in charge of the DGSE operations?
The air support of DGSE operations is provided by a French Air Force unit, the Groupe Aérien Mixte 00.056 (GAM 56) “Vaucluse”, heir of a Free French Forces special duties flight.
What does the DGSE do in France?
Equivalent to the British MI6 and the American CIA, the DGSE safeguards French national security through intelligence gathering and conducting paramilitary and counterintelligence operations abroad, as well as economic espionage. It is headquartered in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.
Does DGSE work with the CIA?
In 2018–19, DGSE in a joint operation with CIA, DGSI, MI6 and FIS, tracked and identified 15 members of the Unit 29155, who were using Chamonix as a ‘base camp’ to conduct covert operations around Europe. In 2020, DGSE along with CIA, had supplied the intelligence to COS, in their operation to kill Abdelmalek Droukdel.
What did the DGSE do in 2003?
In 2003, the DGSE was held responsible for the outcome of Opération 14 juillet, a failed mission to rescue Íngrid Betancourt Pulecio from FARC rebels in Colombia. In 2004, the DGSE was credited for liberating two French journalists, Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot, who were held as hostages for 124 days in Iraq.