France set to axe 24,000 jobs from the military in savings drive


The job cuts are due by 2019 and follow the shedding, ordered five years ago, of another 55,000, while defence policy broadly remains unchanged.

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France said Monday it will cut another 24,000 military jobs by 2019 as it attempts to maintain a force ready to deal with global threats at the time when the bill for France's decades of deficit spending is due, reports ABC News.