PARIS — France unveiled a new national defense strategy April 29 that calls for spending €179 billion ($233 billion) over the period 2014-19, a proposal that would keep the defense budget relatively flat at €31 billion per year, but which in real terms represents a slight decrease in spending through decade’s end. In the coming year the French government foresees applying several billion in proceeds from the sale of state-owned assets — mainly property — a one-time cash infusion ...
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