Bringing France's defense effort to 3% of GDP: necessary? sufficient? sustainable?

During his last hearing as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces by the Defense and Security Commission of the National Assembly, General Lecointre, questioned by a deputy on what the armies would need to find a defensive posture comparable to that of the 60s and 70s, replied not without malice “4% of GDP, like at that time”. Beyond the touch of humor of a remarkable soldier with a more than exemplary career, General Lecointre clearly posed to the deputies the problem which underlies the efficiency and performance of our armies today, namely the 'nerve of war', the budget they...

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With the 3M22 Tzirkon anti-ship missile, the Russian Navy wins in Europe

Left uncultivated for almost 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the reconstruction of Russian maritime power, as well as the country's military naval industry, is now beginning to show the fruits of Moscow's efforts. these last 10 years. With the entry into service of the new Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov frigates, Project 20380 Steregushchyi and Project 20385 Gremyashchyi corvettes, Project 636.3 Improved Kilo conventional submarines, and Project 885-M Iassen-M and project 955 Boreï-A with nuclear propulsion, it now has ships that have nothing to envy to their Western counterparts, quite the contrary. But a weapon, whose...

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