THE GREAT MISUNDERSTANDING: 1981-1989
Unsung battles and heroes
An episode from the series THE FRENCH SECRET SERVICES, A DECLASSIFIED HISTORY
Master spies, secret agents, assassins for the government. Intelligence agencies evoke superlatives, stereotypes and paradoxes. But who controls them and what is their role in politics?
French intelligence agencies are not only clandestine places but can also be violent when personal interests, national security, treason, targeted assassinations, and struggles for power become entangled.