Missile-proof ‘French Pentagon’ will help fight terrorism


About 9,300 military and civil staff previously at different sites are now based in the 4.2 billion euro building in the south of Paris.

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The building’s walls are designed to withstand a missile strike and a highly secured operational room is hidden underground. France’s army chiefs are moving into their new defence ministry, aimed at allowing a quicker response to the threats faced by the country — especially terrorism, reports the Toronto Star.