German intelligence agency chief to be replaced

Germany’s Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) is to have new leadership, dpa learned on Thursday.The intelligence agency’s current president, Christof Gramm, is to leave the post. He has held the role since 2015.Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had decided “with his consent to relieve Christof Gramm of his role in the coming month,” a ministry spokesperson said.”A successor will be decided shortly,” the spokesperson added.The move is aimed at advancing the reform process in the agency and the German army after a series of scandals involving far-right extremists.The MAD has a …

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