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 […]

Mali Grand Finale – The Fall of Kidal

After three weeks of bitter struggle, jihadist terrorists in Mali have surrendered to French and Malian forces with the conquest of Kidal, a key city in the north of the country. The majority of rebels belonged to the groups MNLA and MIA (Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and Islamic Movement of Azawad, respectively) and […]