NATO approved the candidacy to the position of the head of the intelligence service of the Alliance, which will “improve information-sharing and counter-terrorism coordination,” writes The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.
It clarifies the issue, we are talking about the post of assistant Secretary General in the field of intelligence. According to interlocutors of the edition, to the post of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg approved Arndt Freitag von Loringhoven, the former Deputy head of intelligence in Germany.
In particular, he will “improve the exchange of intelligence information” about “the military buildup of Russia,” said the source. In addition, the new post, said the interlocutors of the newspaper, can help to improve counter-terrorism intelligence sharing.
According to the WSJ, in Washington insisted that the position was held by an American, but currently citizens of the United States are NATO Deputy Secretary and other assistants Stoltenberg.
The duties of Loringhoven will include control and civil intelligence and military. It will also receive reports, according to WSJ sources, counterintelligence operations aimed at preventing “infiltration in the Russian Alliance”.
That NATO may receive the post of head of intelligence, the WSJ wrote in June of this year. Then the newspaper noted that the position of assistant Secretary General “was first proposed to improve the analysis of Russian military activity”. Discussion of the creation of such a position, the newspaper began after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 2014.