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Abbreviation SDECE
Successor Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure
Formation 6 November 1944
Extinction 2 April 1982
Type intelligence agency
Leader SDECE/Director


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 writes 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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