Pierre Lacoste joined the Resistance after training at the Naval Academy during the Second World War and fought in the Free French armed forces . After 1945 he was deployed in the war in Indochina and became chief of the Mediterranean fleet.
Lacoste was in the military cabinet of Prime Minister Raymond Barre and from November 12, 1982 to September 12, 1985 director of the DGSE intelligence service . He was dismissed by President François Mitterrand in 1985 in the scandal following the sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior ( Operation Satanique ) . Most recently, he was founding director of the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Marne-La-Vallée .
- L'amiral Pierre Lacoste est mort. In: Le Figaro . January 13, 2020 (French)
- Décret du 12 November 1982. 12 November 1982, accessed on 14 April 2013 (French).
- Catherine Field: Third team in Rainbow Warrior plot. In: The New Zealand Herald . June 30, 2005, accessed April 14, 2013 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French Admiral, Director of the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 23, 1924|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 13, 2020|
|Place of death||Paris|