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

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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.