A Certain Idea of France: French Security Policy and Gaullist Legacy

@article{Gordon1993ACI,
  title={A Certain Idea of France: French Security Policy and Gaullist Legacy},
  author={P. H. Gordon},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
  year={1993},
  volume={72},
  pages={163}
}
As France begins to confront the new challenges of the post-Cold War era, the time has come to examine how French security policy has evolved since Charles de Gaulle set it on an independent course in the 1960s. Philip Gordon shows that the Gaullist model, contrary to widely held beliefs, has lived on--but that its inherent inconsistencies have grown more acute with increasing European unification, the diminishing American military role in Europe, and related strains on French military budgets… Expand
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