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France's Macron visits nuclear submarine, simulates launch

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is taking part in a missile launch simulation aboard a nuclear submarine in the Atlantic to signal his commitment to the country's nuclear deterrent.

    The simulation is part of a daylong visit to nuclear weapons facilities Tuesday on the Ile Longue base off the Brittany coast. It comes just after North Korea announced that it had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

    Macron's office says he is visiting a warhead assembly and testing facility, then spending a few hours underwater in the Atlantic aboard the nuclear submarine "The Terrible," where he will take part in a simulated missile launch.

    France will be the only EU country with nuclear weapons after Britain's departure. According to the French constitution, it's the president who decides whether to fire nuclear missiles.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/newswire...-submarine-simulates-launch-article-1.3299534

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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    That is the advantage of a young leader, you find the leader at the front! Respects!
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Tin-Tin goes sailing.
     
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    Guynextdoor Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    it's easier to portray a macho image when you're healthy. I mean.....

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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    But tintin didn't have nukes.
     
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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    More pictures from the visit.

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