NATO Selects German Diplomat as New Chief of Intelligence

Ambassador Arndt Freytag von LoringhovenFrom Julian E. Barnes, Wall Street Journal: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has appointed its first intelligence chief, a post designed to help the alliance improve information sharing and counterterrorism coordination….

Officials said Friday that Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is appointing Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven of Germany as assistant secretary-general for intelligence and security.

From German Embassy in Prague:  Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven was previously Germany’s ambassador to the Czech Republic. He was born in Munich and has a doctorate from Oxford University. He joined the German foreign service in 1986.

From Maike Röttger, Hamburgur Abendblatt: Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven was vice president of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND).

Image: Ambassador Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven (photo: German Foreign Ministry)