La France, its Political stands and Military engagements: its Leadership in Europe and in the World
Secretary of Defense Carter and Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian of France met on November 28 in Washington to strengthen the Military partnership of the two countries. The bilateral Military partnership between the United States and France has been firm for centuries…… robust and durable for all time. A relation that traces itself to the depth of American history…… and the Continental Army where the French Commander General Marquis de Lafayette, played a significant role…..and still is exalted across the U.S as the American Hero.
During this meeting, along with wide range of Defense and Security discussions including counter-ISIL and Syria, the U.S and France signed additional Military cooperation agreements.
U.S. Defense Secretary Carter visited the Coalition Troops and the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle
On his official trip, the U.S Secretary of Defense met with high level Defense Official from U.S and the Coalition Troops stationed in Middle East and expressed his praise for their service and sacrifice to keep the Region and the World safe.
On the same trip on December 19, Secretary Carter met with the Minister of Defense of France for an official discussion, and visited the Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle, stationed in the Arabian Gulf.
“Speaking as an American, it is magnificent for me to be out here on this strong Ship with a strong ally like France. France is America’s oldest friend and ally. We’re very proud to be your friend and your ally,” stated the U.S Defense Secretary
“France not only has contributed to the efforts to defeat ISIL, but being in the Arabian Gulf with the Charles de Gaulle means that the Nation is on a broader mission — protecting the Region’s Security.” and continued “That’s a reminder to us of the global reach, global strength and the global reputation of France as a Force for Civilization,
…….This is the Civilized World defending itself and defending what we stand for.” concluded the U.S Defense Secretary.
13 November 2015
The tragedy in Paris
The United States and Europe stand with every readiness to support la France
Joint statement of the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU Institutions on the terrorist attacks in Paris 14 November 2015 ©The Office of Prime Minister of Norway
Statement from the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs on the tragedy in Paris, 14.11.2015 ©Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
“I am deeply shocked by the horrific terrorist attacks across Paris tonight. My thoughts are with the families of the victims, with all those affected, and with the people of France. We stand strong and united in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism will never defeat democracy.” Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg 13. Nov 2015 ©NATO Press Office
“We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and people of France need– to respond.” assured President Obama 13. Nov 2015 ©The White House
“The European Union is deeply shocked and in mourning after the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is an attack against us all. We will face this threat together with all necessary means and ruthless determination. France is a great and strong nation. Its values of liberty, equality and fraternity inspired and inspire the European Union. Today we stand united with the French people and the Government of France. This shameful act of terrorism will only achieve the opposite of its purpose, which was to divide, frighten, and sow hatred.“ Joint statement of the EU Heads of State/Government 14.Nov 2015 ©Press office of European Council
Statement by President Obama delivered on the attacks in Paris
13. Nov 2015 ©The White House
27 September 2015
Declaration of la France on launching a Military strike on radical groups in Syria. As President François Hollande had already stated before that la France will act on the Syrian crisis at the root.
A policy that Germany needs to be allied with.
La France and its Military engagement in NATO/ISAF
13 years of Operations in Afghanistan
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la France dans le Ciel
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