France and the pursuit of reforms: a new legal framework for the reserves is born

France continues to adapt to a new strategic environment conditioned by the dual-pressure of her increased commitment in Afghanistan and her reintegration into NATO’s military command, while conducting multiple defense reforms on the homefront.

One of the stumbling blocks in the past years has been the optimum use of the French reserve component for new missions.

As of October 28th, 2009, a new legal framework officially exists in order to “match the new demands” and “to protect the reserves” as they operate in non defense public organizations, whether national or international.

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***Posted November 1st, 2009

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