French military policy in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967–1970

@article{Griffin2015FrenchMP,
  title={French military policy in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967–1970},
  author={C. Griffin},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={114 - 135}
}
  • C. Griffin
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
During the Nigerian Civil War (1967–1970), France chose to support Biafra, but only on a limited scale, providing mercenaries and obsolete weaponry to Ojukwu's regime. General Charles de Gaulle's assistance to Ojukwu was conditioned by the French military drawdown after 1961, the increased power of French secret services on the continent, and the interventions in Katanga (1960–1963), Gabon (1964) and Chad (1968–1972). France supported Biafra primarily to protect its former colonies from Nigeria… Expand

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