Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset

Pierre de Villiers, France’s joint chief-of-staff, who threatened to resign in 2014 along with the heads of the individual armed forces if any more cuts were imposed on the budget. Image courtesy of US Navy / Public domain image.



  • Pierre de Villiers, France’s joint chief-of-staff
  • Rafale combat aircraft
  • Airbus A400M airlifters
  • France military personnel cuts
  • French Army helicopters
  • French military bases
  • Rafale combat aircraft