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Group.png SDECE  
(Intelligence agencyPowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
SuccessorDirection Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure
Formation6 November 1944
Extinction2 April 1982
Interest ofYves Guérin-Sérac

The Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage was a French intelligence agency.


In 1960 the SDECE assassinated Cameroonian independence leader Félix-Roland Moumié in Geneva.

In 1978 Le Monde alleged that "under Marenches' leadership, "terrorism" and also disinformation - the influencing of public opinion - were extensively pursued (by the SDECE)"


Alfred McCoy wrote in The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia that the SDECE financed all of its covert operations during the Indochina War from its control of the Indochina drug trade.

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