The Strategic View from France

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I wish there was an English translation of this Le Figaro interview with outgoing French army chief of staff, Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin, mainly for the overlap it reveals in terms of French and U.S. strategic thinking, but also for the very cogent way in which he frames many of the familiar aspects of the discussion. For the overlap, Georgelin suggests that instead of preparing for enemies, the military must prepare for a variety of unpredictable threat scenarios, something the QDR also emphasizes. His discussion of the difficulty democracies face in maintaining political will to wage distant wars of “forward defense” […]

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