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Reflections from an American in Paris

SUMMARY

The SIGINT liaison officer in the U.S. Embassy in Paris reflects on a four-year assignment there with a simple: “Folks, it truly doesn't get any better than this.” Arriving a the job a few days before the 9/11 attacks, the officer describes how the station jumped into action, including by continuing an investigation of an Al Qaeda cell that was reportedly planning to blow up the embassy.

DOCUMENT’S DATE

Sep 30, 2005

PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

Mar 01, 2018

TAGS

France