France is marking the annual 14th July national holiday. The centrepiece of the day is, as ever, the military march down the famous Champs Elysées. Why is this display of national power still important in an age when the world is looking for peace? And can France afford the type of military set up it wants?
President, Institute for Prospective and Security Studies in Europe
General (Rtd) Dominique TRINQUAND
Director for external relations, Groupe Marck
Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research