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Tue
24
Apr

U.S.-France Relationship "Unbreakable"

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Source : White House. Washington D.C. April 23, 2018.

America’s relationship with France predates our founding as a country. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and General Marquis de Lafayette to the modern day with Presidents Trump and Macron, U.S. and French leaders have long shared common values.

Mon
16
Apr

Puissance et idéologie

Par François-Bernard Huyghe — (Huyghe.fr) — Paris, le 16 avril 2018.

« Le pape, combien de divisions ? » ricanait Staline. Or, l’État du Saint Père a survécu à celui du Petit Père des Peuples. La bonne question était peut-être : « Le communisme, une foi pour combien de siècles ? »

Mon
16
Apr

The Navy’s Incredible Shrinking Drone

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By Mark Thompson — April 16, 2018 — Center for Defense Information at POGO

The tale of the MQ-25 Stingray tells us a lot about risk ... It illuminates the basic challenge of military technology: leapfrog everybody else, with all the risk that entails? Or take the easier path, and risk being left behind? 

Fri
13
Apr

Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

Washington D.C. — (DoD News) — April 13, 2018 —

“On April 7, the regime decided to again defy the norms of civilized people showing callous disregard for international law by using chemical weapons to murder women, children and other innocents. We and our allies find these atrocities inexcusable.”

 

Mon
05
Mar

Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call

USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and USS Wayne E. Meyer are also making the port call.

By Jim GaramoneWashington D.C.— (DoD News) — March 5, 2018 —

The USS Carl Vinson arrived in Danang, Vietnam, today, becoming the first aircraft carrier to dock in the country since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. USS Lake Champlain and USS Wayne E. Meyer are also making the port call.

Sun
21
Jan

Yémen, le sang des armes, les larmes des mots

Par Hedy Belhassine, Le 21 janvier 2018. Source : HYB.

En diplomatie, l’argument de celui qui tient un revolver est toujours le meilleur. Pour dissuader il faut être armé. Cette doctrine fait le miel des fabricants d'armements depuis l'artisan qui bricole des mitraillettes dans les souks de Peshawar, jusqu'aux géants de l’industrie américaine. 

Mon
18
Dec

Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Washington D.C. December 18, 2017.

President Donald J. Trump today announced a new national security strategy rooted in a whole-of-government approach that stresses the economic might of the United States. « With every decision and every action, we are now putting America first »...

 

 

Thu
13
Jul

Trump, Macron Look to Past, Future as U.S.-French Alliance Moves Ahead

By Jim Garamone — (DoD News) — Paris, France — July 13, 2017.

President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron remembered the history of the U.S.-French alliance today, but also looked to its future, pledging to cooperate even more closely in the fight against terrorism.

Sat
03
Jun

The United States is a Pacific Nation

Remarks as Delivered by Secretary Of Defense Jim Mattis — (DoD News) — Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore — June 3, 2017.

« Five United States states have Pacific Ocean shorelines. The United States is a Pacific nation in both geography and outlook... That enduring commitment is based on strategic interests and on shared values of free people, free markets, and a strong and vibrant economic partnership.»

Tue
30
May

Trump d'Arabie

Par Hedy Belhassine, Le 30 mai 2017. Source : HYB.

La tournée orientale de Donald Trump va modifier la face du monde arabe. Sauf improbable impeachment, la nouvelle doctrine américaine aura des conséquences d'une ampleur majeure car le discours de Riyad sera la feuille de route de l'administration US pour les prochaines années. Essayons de la deviner.

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