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Defense as you have never approached it, on the IHEDN campus on June 6

DayIhednJune 6, 2015 (B2)" Defense is too vital an issue to be the domain of experts and professionals. Defense engages the survival of the Nation. Its institutions, its territory, its vital interests, as well as its values ​​and its ability to resist adversity. Defense is of course a policy. It is a commitment for the men and women who have chosen the profession of arms. But it is also the expression of a people's desire to remain in control of its destiny. »

Here in a few sentences, the objective and basis of the “IHEDN Meetings” organized by the Institute of Advanced National Defense Studies, on the campus of the Military School in Paris, next Saturday (June 6, 2015).

The program is intended for “a broad audience” and is quite explosive in its approach, rather unusual for a French defense, often quite rigid of codes and practices. We are closer to the relaxation observed for example among the British. I will only have one piece of advice. Go for it !

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Four spaces for debate

The debates take place around four spaces with transfigurative names:

  • Terminator (the war of the machines) for " become aware of our role as an actor in collective defense »;
  • Minotaur (symbol of man's destructive impulses) for " ensure that defense concerns every citizen »;
  • Valmy 2.0 (imagine tomorrow's war), for " identify our vulnerabilities to face today's threats »
  • Gladiatorwhen the spectacle of force unfolds in the arena) for “ thinking about defense and anticipating future violence »

Renc IHEDN program June 6, 2015

Registration required here

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).