The hearings of the Chiefs of Staff of the French armies by the committees of the National Assembly and the Senate are often an opportunity to glean certain information on current programs. But during the hearing of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, General François Lecointre, by the defense committee of the National Assembly, within the framework of the 2021 Finance Bill, these were above all the concerns of several deputies, coming from different political factions, who marked this session. Indeed, 4 of the 13 deputies present asked the French Chief of Staff questions relating to the format of the armies in the current evolving geostrategic framework.
Thus, the deputy for Ain Charles de La Verpillière, belonging to the Les Républicains group, Jean-Charles Larsonneur, deputy for Finistère from the Agir Ensemble group, Christophe Lejeune, deputy for Haute-Saône from the République en marche group, and Philippe Michel- Kleisbauer, Modem deputy from Var, all questioned the CEMA on various subjects relating to the current format of the armies, the means they had at their disposal to face rapidly evolving threats in the world, and on the relevance of the Programming Law Military, but also the 2017 Strategic Review and the 2013 White Paper, which today frame the format of the French armies.
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