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Shaping the Contours of a New Defence ‘Entente Formidable’


With the coming UK defence review, an enhanced Franco-British bilateral relationship may be on the horizon

Exploring the possibilities of a stronger Franco-British bilateral defence agreement is becoming an increasingly appetising item on the political menu ahead of the next UK Strategic Defence Review (SDR). Secretary of State for Defence Bob Ainsworth referred to this during his 3 February presentation of the MoD’s most recent green paper in the House of Commons. He suggested that Britain’s armed forces will have to collaborate more closely in the future with international

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Alastair Cameron

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