Posts tagged ‘Balard’

June 3, 2011

New HQ proof French fighting the last war?

Part of the Maginot Line

The French Defense Minister recently revealed plans for a new defense headquarters, some have called the ‘French pentagon’, to unite several command and staff functions in and around Paris:

Defense officials hope the new site will encourage a joint approach in military affairs by bringing together at the Balard site, located in east Paris, the headquarter staff of the services, which are dispersed around the capital. The Direction Générale de l’Armement procurement office will also join the defense staff.

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