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Swiss intelligence agencies

Summary
The Swiss intelligence community is a group of agencies with responsibilities to protect the interests and infrastructure of Switzerland. The Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), the country's main intelligence agency, is governed by the Intelligence Service Act. History The first federal military secret service was established in 1937-1939 as Büro Ha by Hans Hausamann a few years before the outbreak of the Second World War. Up to that point, the resonsibility for intelligence gathering was left to the police. Cold War Intelligence Not much is known about the Swiss intelligence agencies; however, case files from the Swiss Federal Police have been recently uncovered showing information regarding Swiss intelligence dealing with the People's Republic of China. During this time period of approximately 1960-1980 Switzerland's main goal regarding intelligence was the threat of communism within the country. What was found in the case files, and one way they would co
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