The World from Berlin Germany's 'Incompetent, Sloppy' Spy Agency

Germany's domestic intelligence agency chief has resigned in what commentators say was a necessary step to rebuild confidence after his organization failed to stop a neo-Nazi terrorist cell. But he wasn't personally to blame for the errors, they say. Instead, the intelligence system needs an overhaul.
Heinz Fromm, 63, who resigned as Germany's domestic intelligence chief on Monday.

Heinz Fromm, 63, who resigned as Germany's domestic intelligence chief on Monday.

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--David Crossland