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France goes on arms sales spree in S. America

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- France is pursuing further arms sales in Latin America after its extensive weapons deal with Brazil and is hoping to persuade Argentina to become its next big customer for military hardware.

Kuwait eyeing Rafale jets

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Kuwait and France have signed a landmark defense agreement to enhance bilateral cooperation.

France boosts arms exports by 15 percent

BRUSSELS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- France boosts arms exports by 15 percent; France still hopes to sell Dassault Rafale jets to foreign customers
LEANDER SCHAERLAECKENS, UPI Correspondent

EU to begin anti-piracy operation

DEAUVILLE, France, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The European Union approved setting up an anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast, with at least eight countries agreeing to participate, officials said.
French minister breaks ranks on spy system

French minister breaks ranks on spy system

PARIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- French Defense Minister Herve Morin says he questions the purpose of President Nicolas Sarkozy's new internal intelligence computer system dubbed "Edvige."

Analysis: European Defense Contracts

BRUSSELS, April 21 (UPI) -- France eyes arms export increase; France buys integrated infantry soldier equipment suites from Sagem; EADS to expand in U.S.
LEANDER SCHAERLAECKENS, UPI Correspondent

What price NATO?

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy sincere about re-joining NATO, or is this another European ploy to ease the Americans out?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

France aids Canadian troops in Afghanistan

PARIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- France relieved NATO tensions by agreeing to send troops to aid Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, a report said.

France responds to Canadian NATO plea

TORONTO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- France has responded to Canada's plea for more NATO combat troops in Afghanistan at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Lithuania, Canadian media reported.
Gates: Troop drawdowns based on much input

Gates: Troop drawdowns based on much input

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he hasn't discussed with the top military commander in Iraq any plans for a "pause" in troop reductions.

Analysis: European defense contracts

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Budget challenge lies ahead for Poland; France could cut 35,000 military jobs; BAE transfers warhead intelligence to MBDA; Thales doesn't fear market recession
LEANDER SCHAERLAECKENS, UPI Correspondent

Miliband calls for bigger EU military

BRUGES, Belgium, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, in a speech at the College of Europe, said the European Union needs to increase its independent military force.

France wants more muscular EU military

BRUSSELS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- France wants to strengthen EU defense capabilities by pushing closer integration of member states' militaries when it assumes the bloc's presidency next year.

Analysis: European defense contracts

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Latest from the European defense sector
LEANDER SCHAERLAECKENS, UPI Correspondent

France may rejoin NATO military wing

PARIS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The government of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has raised the possibility of France rejoining the military wing of NATO.
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France's Defence Minister Herve Morin, left, and Jean Louis Borloo, economic strategy and employment minister, arrive at the Elysee Palace to attend the first weekly cabinet meeting of the newly named government in Paris on May 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/William Alix)
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Hervé Morin (born 17 August 1961 in Pont-Audemer, Eure) is a French politician, leader of the New Center party (center-right) and the French Minister of Defence.

He was elected as a representative in the French National Assembly on June 16, 2002, in the 3rd constituency of Eure, Normandy. He was the president of the group UDF in the National Assembly. After the UDF's candidate for the 2007 presidential election, François Bayrou, didn't make it to the 2nd round, he hinted that he attempted to create an alliance with the Socialist Party and decided to found a new political party: the Democratic Movement (or MoDem). Consequently, Morin, who is of the center-right and an ally of the presidential election's winner, Nicolas Sarkozy, made it an organisation within the presidential majority in the National Assembly. It is now called New Centre and he is the leader.

After the creation of the UMP, he took the presidency of the UDF group at the National Assembly, from 2002 to 2007. While Morin was joining the government as minister of defense in July 2007, Marc Vampa New Centre replaced him as representative.

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