French stick with new defense blueprint as industry begins jockeying for pole position
The French government plans to streamline its defense program, with an eye toward meeting current and emerging threats, despite heavy criticism and the potential impact of the global financial crisis on future tax revenues. The defense road map, presented this summer in the form of a white paper by President Nicolas Sarkozy, promises to boost spending on reconnaissance, force projection and troop and ballistic missile protection to meet present and emerging threats. It also advocates ...
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