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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

France Will Take Top Planning Post

The Nouvel Observateur reports that France has landed a top job at SHAPE. The French had, unofficially, been angling to have a one of the Deputy SACEUR jobs allocated to them. However, neither the UK or Germany were willing to cede their place.

Instead, a French officer will succeed his British counterpart at the head of the J-5 operational planning cell when the time for rotation comes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This needs to be confirmed. As this battle seems to have been fought a long time ago, and is not on any nation's agenda today.