war on the rocks

French Military Operations at Home and Abroad

December 29, 2017

Episode Notes:

The operations tempo of the French military has been unusually high for the past 5 years, where they've deployed throughout the Sahel, Iraq and Syria, and within France itself. Michael Shurkin, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, discusses where they are deployed, what they are doing there, and their effect. He also covers how these many deployments are perceived by the population and analysts, and the effect on French military readiness.