German foreign intelligence chief forced out

The head of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency Gerhard Schindler is being pushed out of his job, government sources said on Tuesday. It is a surprise move that comes at a time when Germany faces a growing threat from Islamic militants.

It was not immediately clear why Schindler, who has led Germany’s central Intelligence Agency since 2012, was being suddenly removed by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Full article: German foreign intelligence chief forced out (DEBKAfile)

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