Documents obtained by VICE News show Justin Trudeau’s government is exploring pulling out of the most expensive weapons program in history.
More than simply an economic boon, major French arms deals with Middle Eastern countries make for complex international politics — full of nationalism, opportunism, and moral compromise.
Francois Hollande suggested that airstrikes against IS in Syria could help France combat terrorism at home, where the country is still reeling from several terror attacks.
This week, the French Defense Procurement Agency proudly displayed what will soon be the crown jewel of the French air force’s aircraft fleet: an armed drone designed to assist fighter jets.
The aircraft carrier Charlies de Gaulle and a fleet of support vessels and aircraft are now in the Persian Gulf conducting airstrikes on targets in Iraq.
After years of aborted negotiations over the sale of the jet, the government announces Egypt will buy 24 aircraft.