09
Jun
2016
media Ifri in the Media

In France, are soldiers outside the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre really worth it?

Sentinel represents a watershed development in French military operations. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the number of French army soldiers actively deployed in metropolitan France roughly equals that of overseas operations. But the military establishment here is far from unified on the value of an operation often seen as a costly and superficial means of reassuring civilians and tourists at the expense of substantive improvement to national security.

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Sentinelle counter-terrorism Homeland security France