Chief of the Armed Forces (France)


In France, the Chief of the Armed Forces (french: chef des armées, lit, Chief of the Armies) is the supreme authority for military matters, an executive role vested in the
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Powers and duties

The Chief of the Armed Forces has the power and/or duty to: * Command and control the armed forces such at will. * Preside over meetings of the national defense councils and committees, which determine overall military strategy.The President heads the highest military councils
on * Appoint and dismiss the most senior military officers (the Chief of the Defence Staff for example). * Decide the necessary amount of resources for the armed forces. * Order a direct nuclear strike (sole official who has this power). * Initiate a military intervention in other countries.



External links

Official site of the French Ministry of Defence

General principles of defense
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