Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Read more

WEB NEWS

Story of handicapped motorcycle rider inspires web users

Read more

ENCORE!

How French women wash

Read more

DEBATE

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

Read more

DEBATE

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

To smack or not to smack?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Managing expectations: China cuts growth targets as slowdown continues

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'What black man holds job four years'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Ruling Socialists 'fear historic defeat' in upcoming elections

Read more

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

FOCUS

FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-02-21

Downsizing the US military

In a bid to decrease US debt, President Obama is planning to cut military spending. With the Iraq war over, and a pull out date set for all combat troops in Afghanistan, the troop drawdown comes as military expenditure has reached a breaking point. However, some disagree with the proposal. Our Washington correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte report.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-03-04 France

French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

Since three French Islamists killed 17 people in Paris in January, there's been a sharp spike in Islamophobic incidents across the country. In the southern French city of Toulon,...

Read more

2015-03-03 Denmark

Denmark: How to stop the radicalisation of young people?

Just two years ago, it was ranked as the happiest country in the world by the United Nations. But since the Copenhagen shootings two weeks ago, Denmark has lost some of its...

Read more

2015-03-02 China

China: New reform set to benefit migrants

A massive reform in China is designed to help thousands of people who until now have been stuck in a logistical nightmare. At the moment, people are issued with a "Hukou", a...

Read more

2015-02-27 Qatar

Qatar's unofficial motto: To attract at all costs

Qatar is one of the smallest countries in the world and its citizens are among the richest on the planet. Qataris often make it into the headlines for buying up football clubs...

Read more

2015-02-26 poverty

India: Anti-corruption party vows to end Delhi's 'VIP culture'

India's Common Man's Party, or AAP, has won a stunning victory in the latest Delhi state elections. The movement was only created a year and a half ago, and its aims are simple: ...

Read more