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  Military of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of the Republic is the Commander-in-Chief of the French military, which counts the defense of national territory, the protection of French interests abroad, and the maintenance of global stability as some of its primary objectives.
France is a charter member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), and has worked actively with Allies to adapt NATO—internally and externally—to the post-Cold War environment.
France is an active participant in the major supplier regimes designed to restrict transfer of technologies that could lead to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Australia Group (for chemical and biological weapons), and the Missile Technology Control Regime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_France   (1059 words)

 France (10/05)
France was one of the earliest countries to progress from feudalism to the nation-state.
France deployed additional military forces to Cote d’Ivoire in 2002 and to Central African Republic in 2003 to address crises in both countries and, with EU partners, led an international military operation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2003.
France participates actively in the Proliferation Security Initiative, and is engaged with the U.S., both bilaterally and at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to curb nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) proliferation from the D.P.R.K., Iran, Libya, and elsewhere.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3842.htm   (5572 words)

 Military Factory - France Military Strength   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At present, France is at the forefront of European states seeking to exploit the momentum of monetary union to advance the creation of a more unified and capable European defense and security apparatus.
France is in the midst of transition, from a well-to-do modern economy that has featured extensive government ownership and intervention to one that relies more on market mechanisms.
France's leaders remain committed to a capitalism in which they maintain social equity by means of laws, tax policies, and social spending that reduce income disparity and the impact of free markets on public health and welfare.
www.militaryfactory.com /countries/popup.asp?country_id=10   (469 words)

 Text / The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars when fighting Italians.
France attempts to take advantage of Mexico's weakness following its thorough thrashing by the U.S. 20 years earlier ("Halls of Montezuma").
Also should be noted that France attempted to hide behind the Maginot line, sticking their head in the sand and pretending that the Germans would enter France that way.
www.albinoblacksheep.com /text/france.html   (1136 words)

 Military History of France (1945- Present)
This page is designed for students and researchers needing information on the wars and conflicts of France from the end of World War II in 1945 to the present.
Despite recent jokes concerning French military defeats and victories in French military history, France has a fair share of victories in the Third World, and as a valuable member of NATO and the Western allies in the Cold War and beyond.
During one clash, the French military avenged the death of several troops by destroying the small Ivory Coast air force as it sat on the ground.
www.historyguy.com /french_wars_1945-present.html   (529 words)

 The Complete Military History Of France
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
France becomes the first and only country to ever lose two wars -- when fighting Italians.
Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, widespread use of condoms by American forces forestalls any improvement in the French bloodline.
www.code7r.org /Bintoons/allies3.htm   (541 words)

 Scylla & Charybdis: Bummer's Complete Military History of France
France distinguishes itself as the first country to ever lose two wars to the Italians.
France is not a formal participant, although some of its military relish the thought of battle outside of a French army, and end up on the winning United States side.
France was forced to surrender New Orleans plus the Louisiana Territory to America, yet France claims victory over Britain because French is spoken in Quebec.
scyllacharybdis.blogspot.com /2006/02/bummers-complete-military-history-of.html   (780 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Franco-Russian Military Convention, 18 August 1892
The Franco-Russian Military Convention was signed two years after the German-Russian Reinsurance Treaty had been allowed by Russia to lapse.
France and Russia, being animated by a common desire to preserve peace, and having no other object than to meet the necessities of a defensive war, provoked by an attack of the forces of the Triple Alliance against either of them, have agreed upon the following provisions:
If France is attacked by Germany, or by Italy supported by Germany, Russia shall employ all her available forces to attack Germany.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/francorussianmilitaryconvention.htm   (393 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - France Steps Up Military Presence in Central Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bon said France has also deployed troops in neighboring Tajikistan, sending a logistical unit to Dushanbe airport to provide a "point of support" for troops active in the region.
Bon noted that France in December deployed air and sea forces in the Arabian Sea to work in coordination with the "Charles de Gaulle" aircraft carrier.
Roy said the French military presence in both countries is a direct consequence of the campaign in Afghanistan.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/pp020902.shtml   (1074 words)

 Military of France -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Following from the Algerian War of Independence, the use of non-volunteer draftees in foreign operations was ended; if their unit is called for duty in war zones, draftees were offered the choice between requesting a transfer to another unit or volunteering for the mission.
France is a charter member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), and has worked actively with Allies to adapt NATO--internally and externally--to the post-Cold War environment.
Outside of NATO, France has actively and heavily participated in both coalition and unilateral peacekeeping efforts in Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans, often taking the lead in these operations.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Military_of_France   (953 words)

 Asia Times
While the US has repeatedly warned that it may take unilateral military action, France - together with other Western European countries, including in recent days, Britain - has urged that UN inspectors be given sufficient time to complete their work before any military retaliation is undertaken.
France and other Western European countries also have pleaded that war against Iraq should be considered a last resort after all diplomatic efforts have failed.
Chirac urged France's military commanders last week to be ready for all eventualities, while the US sent out some signals of greater flexibility.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/EA17Ak01.html   (927 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums - The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stresemann was eager to see France satisfied on the issue of its security, knowing that this would help Germany win what it could in the evacuation of the French from the Rhineland.
Stresemann argued that the pact would keep France and Britain from uniting against Germany, and -- despite the opposition of the Nationalists, Communists and National Socialists -- he managed to obtain the Reichstag's ratification of the Locarno agreement.
Lately the right have been pointing out that France surrendered so quickly but the fail to mention that 1.5 million men were killed in WWI (largley because we were selling arms to the Germans) and there were not too many able bodied men to fight and almost no arms.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID60/40847.html   (3150 words)

 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Summer 2000
And yet because of the basic disinterest of the political classes in military affairs, the army was able to seize control of the reform movement and direct it toward the army's own preferred ends.
This quandary was neatly resolved by the simultaneous possession of a conventional army of conscripted citizens that was prepared to honor national defense commitments in the face of a Warsaw Pact attack.
For a military of some 250,000, this was not an impressive contribution.[7] Once in Saudi Arabia, moreover, the French remained gallingly dependent upon the United States for tactical intelligence and logistical support, and were ultimately relegated to a role of relative inconsequence.
www.carlisle.army.mil /usawc/Parameters/00summer/bloch.htm   (4635 words)

 France begins military aid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He added that France had already ordered equipment for the army and gendarmerie and selected the military instructors for the task.
He said the French military base in Libreville, capital of Gabon, would contribute to the army reform.
France has 300 soldiers in Bangui, while those of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC) has 380 peacekeepers, with the mission to secure Bangui and other major towns.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=37043   (385 words)

 The Complete Military History of France
France, angry that the US normalized relations with the British, seizes US ships in the Caribbean and decrees war on American shipping worldwide.
France conveniently ignores that the US and France have a treaty of alliance that effectively makes the US a subject state of France.
France demands (and, amazingly, gets) a spot as one of the victorious Allies; and even more amazingly gets a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
panda.com /france   (1181 words)

 The REAL Military Record of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France's military reputation has taken a beating over the last three years due to their attitudes towards Iraq and American foreign policy.
France had 3 armored divisions — Germany had 10, which was a decisive edge in one of the earliest mechanized campaigns in history.
French military forces have gotten a bit of a bum rap as a result of the weasel-like positions of certain French political leaders.
www.strategypage.com /dls/articles/20053310.asp   (686 words)

 Military Police of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is a half civilian, half military surveillance, spread all over the national territory...".
The gendarmerie district corresponds to the defence area at administrative level, and to the defence military district at the military level.
The Republican Guard form France's ceremonial unit, and consists of infantry, mounted and motorcycle components.
home.mweb.co.za /re/redcap/france.htm   (739 words)

 CBC News: France destroys Ivorian military planes
The French infantry destroyed two fighter jets and an attack helicopter on the ground at an airbase, a French military spokesman said.
After the French retaliation, pro-government mobs tried to storm a French military base near the country's commercial center, Abidjan, witnesses said.
France is sending three Mirage jets to the region to bolster its forces.
www.buzztracker.org /2004/11/06/cache/377690.html   (206 words)

 List of military aircraft of France
The France has used many military aircraft both in its air force, the Armée de l'Air, and other branches of its armed forces.
Numerous aircraft were designed and built in France, but many aircraft from elsewhere, or part of joint ventures have been used as well.
The surrender in 1940 marked a low point, with development halting and many aircraft being captured and used by Vichy France and the Third Reich.
knowledgefun.com /book/l/li/list_of_military_aircraft_of_france.html   (243 words)

 France's history of military failure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France, Russia and China, have 40-60 billion dollars of contracts ove the next ten years.
France is a full on ally to Iraq at this point.
As to whether France owes its "very existence" to our repeated sacrifices, let me suggest that you bone up on the history of WWI and WWII, paying particular attention to President Wilson's role in the former.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/841571/posts   (2557 words)

 Terrorism - French Military Reform
France was in the process of deploying Matra BAE Apache standoff air-to-surface missiles; continuing deliveries mean that by the end of 2002 the Air Force will have received 72 of its 100-strong order.
Given France’s history of maintaining a military posture suited for far-flung deployments, Operation Enduring Freedom has not revealed many deficiencies that were not already highlighted by the Kosovo campaign or the preparations for a common European Union defense policy.
France had a good forward basing infrastructure and readily deployable land, naval, and air forces to contribute to Operation Enduring Freedom.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/french-reform.cfm   (2045 words)

 US curtails military ties with France -DAWN - International; May 23, 2003
PARIS, May 22: The United States is curtailing military ties with France despite some improvement in relations badly damaged by the rift over the Iraq invasion, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Thursday.
Although Mr Powell lauded France’s vote in favour of the resolution, he said the past could not be forgotten and said the US military was taking steps against Paris in light of “the current environment”.
Among those measures are leaving France out of an annual military exercise in Nevada, known as “Red Flag”, scaling down the US presence at next month’s Paris air show and cutting back on military-to-military exchange programs, he said.
www.dawn.com /2003/05/23/int8.htm   (601 words)

 Iran nuclear programme is 'military': France (AFP)
In France, as of 2005, 78% of all billed electrical energy was generated by 58 nuclear reactors, the highest share in the world.
France has for the first time explicitly accused Iran of using its nuclear programme as a cover for clandestine military nuclear activity.
France must have been promiced a cut of the oil reserves.
www.democraticunderground.com /discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x2112408   (1151 words)

BREST, FRANCE -- May 16 -- Crew aboard the Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise were today arrested after its inflatable zodiac boat entered the Ile Longue military zone in France today to make a citizens’ inspection of the Ile Longue nuclear military base.
France currently assigns some three billion euros per annum to its military nuclear complex.
France must also call for an immediate adoption of a moratorium on the production, transport and the use of nuclear materials if a world free of nuclear weapons is to be achieved,” Jadot concluded.
www.commondreams.org /news2005/0516-01.htm   (563 words)

 Military History Of France
These plans supposibly secret, according to certain military officials, say that they plan to cover a range of options from Surgicial cruise missle strikes to sledgehammer bombing and even talk about using nuclear weapons to neuturalize hardened artillary positions aimed at Seoul,S.Korea's capital.
One of France's most celebrated chefs has apparently committed suicide after his flagship restaurant was downgraded in a top restaurant guide.
And although the police continue to investigate the cause of death, a post mortem examination later on Tuesday is expected to confirm that Loiseau shot himself.
www.bradynet.com /bbs/nonem/100106-1.html   (4841 words)

 CNN.com - France: Iran program 'military' - Feb 16, 2006
PARIS, France (CNN) -- Iran's nuclear activity is a cover for a clandestine weapons program, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy has said in France's most direct attack on Tehran in the escalating international dispute.
France, Britain and Germany have led European negotiations that have failed to persuade Iran to suspend parts of its nuclear program.
"France shares the concerns of its European partners and the international community," spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/meast/02/16/iran.france   (606 words)

 eBay - france military, Militaria, Postcards Paper items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France Plane Dropped military leaflet Jan 5 1918 WWI
Military WWI Battle Field France Casualties 1918 Photo
Military WWI St.Mihiel Soldier Graves France 1918 Photo
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 Military History of France - nV News Forums
Three non-outright defeats in a row cause historians to correctly label the period as the height of French military power.
We do not want to invade France, just bomb it and then leave, do a sort of fly by bombing.
France has never stood on moral principals and they are not standing on them now.
www.nvnews.net /vbulletin/showthread.php?p=79766   (1461 words)

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