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What are the French, German, Italian and Spanish equivalents of MI5 and the CIA?

Question #36479. Asked by gmackematix.
Last updated Oct 01 2016.

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The General Directorate for Internal Security (French: Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure, DGSI) is a French intelligence agency. It is charged with counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, countering cybercrime and surveillance of potentially threatening groups, organisations, and social phenomena.


The Federal Intelligence Service (German: Bundesnachrichtendienst), BND is the foreign intelligence agency of Germany, directly subordinated to the Chancellor's Office.


The Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna (Italian for "External Intelligence and Security Agency"), commonly known as AISE and formerly known as SISMI, is the foreign intelligence service of Italy.


The National Intelligence Center (Spanish: Centro Nacional de Inteligencia, CNI) is the Spanish official intelligence agency.

Response last updated by Terry on Oct 01 2016.
Oct 01 2016, 9:48 PM
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