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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 2:52 a.m. PST

Seven months after declaring the launch of a new "war economy" in France, President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to spend hundreds of billions of euros on defense investments that will "transform" the military over the next decade…

Defense News: link

foxbat23 Jan 2023 7:26 a.m. PST

Being French, I'll say I am not that impressed : we're skipping the basics again, armour, artillery, anti-air defences etc… Nothing on drone warfare, which is the revelation of the current wars.
Not sure what stands in the deterrence chapter, but IMO hypersonics are a must.
But more than anything, a realignment of our diplomacy is vital, and well, I don't see any hint in what's proposed, as well as a strong reassessment of our startegy and the threats we're facing.
Lots of wasted money, I fear

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse23 Jan 2023 4:22 p.m. PST

Does not sound like a good idea … Hopefully it will never have to be tested on a battlefield.

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