Blog: The 2013 French Defence White Paper

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Series Details 01.05.13
Publication Date 01/05/2013
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European Geostrategy published this 'Long Post', which is by Luis Simón, a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for European Studies (Free University of Brussels). The Long Post looks at the contents of the 2012-2013 French strategic defence review, which culminated in a White Paper on Security and Defence. It argued that – contrary to the doomsayers – France’s ability to project power has largely been maintained, while the country has started a transformation of its armed forces to undertake presence duties, particularly in the geographic axis running across the top of Africa – from the Gulf of Guinea to the Persian Gulf.

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France; Government Portal: Livre blanc 2013 de la défense et de la sécurité nationale, April 2013
Blog: European Geostrategy: French Defence White Paper: national interests, 13.05.13
The Economist, 04.05.13: France’s defence review. Of ships and sealing wax

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