Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset

A US soldier looks through the scope of a French sniper rifle during a French weapons display at the French military base in Djibouti. France has played a significant role in the Sahel and elsewhere as part of international efforts to counter violent extremism. Few in France would want to see that global influence eroded. 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