France Sending Troops to Central African Republic

Earlier this week, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced a plan to act in the Central African Republic, increasing French troops stationed in the capital city of Bangui. From now until the end of the year, up to 800 reinforcements will join the 410 French soldiers already stationed at the Bangui airport. Fabius, the Minister […]

White Paper Reaffirms Defense Role, Cuts Budget

On Monday, April 29, more than four months after its expected release date, the French White Paper on Defense and National Security was released to President François Hollande. The document should have been released at the end of 2012, following a committee meeting and national debate. However, disturbed by a lack of political composition and […]

Proposed Defense Cuts in France Raise Concern

French officials are doing everything they can to improve France’s financial situation. The latest proposed budget cuts affect the French military, an idea with which many in France are naturally displeased. Many French troops serving in the French military intervention in Mali are hoping that when they return, they will have the opportunity to be […]