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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

V. French nuclear forces

Chapter:
7. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, Hans M. Kristensen

France’s nuclear forces consist of aircraft and SSBNs, carrying a total of about 300 warheads (see table 7.5). A 2008 white paper on defence and national security included important clarifications concerning French nuclear forces. France will continue to rely on the ‘principle of strict sufficiency’ (corresponding to a ‘minimum deterrence’ policy) as a guarantor of its security and the ‘operational credibility’ of the French nuclear arsenal, which relies on ‘permanent submarine patrols and airborne capability’.77

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, and Hans M. Kristensen. "7. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-78.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., Fedchenko, V., Gopalaswamy, B., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 7. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-78.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, and Hans M. Kristensen. "7. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-78.xml
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