Bruno Kahl will replace Gerhard Schindler as the head of the foreign intelligence service, the BND. Schindler was unexpectedly removed from his post following pressure from the chancellor's office.
The chancellor's office has named Bruno Kahl as the new head of Germany's foreign intelligence service. The current BND president is being unexpectedly sent into early retirement.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
Gerhard Schindler is leaving the BND before his term is over. The timing and circumstances of his departure are puzzling. And the government’s dealing in secrecy is doing little to build trust, says Marcel Fürstenau.
Hundreds of millions of euros have been earmarked for Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) to get its own presence in space. The chancellor's office is pushing the project, but critics are skeptical.
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