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The French Land Forces doctrine

Mise à jour : 27/01/2016

The Forces Employment Doctrine Centre  (CDEF ) has decided to make available to the public part of the French Army’s official doctrine, with the aim of making this doctrine more well-known. This is in addition to the publication of the general readership journals, “Doctrine Tactique” and “Héraclès”.

This doctrine is shared in order to show how the French Army handles the ever-present issue of adapting to the reality of commitments and their environment, in a context of intense strategic transformation where crises have moved far from the battles between States to the clashes that occur within societies.

This dissemination comes at a time where major internal work is being carried out on doctrine. By incorporating the new parameters of current crises where the French Army is involved, this doctrinal work should help the Army develop its organization, choice of equipment and courses of action, combined with the dual demands of power and control of force.

The dissemination of these documents is destined for those carrying out research and reflection in the field of defense, both in the military and civilian environments, at home and abroad. It is also destined for anyone interested in the current challenges that arise from defense issues in a large country of the European Union.


DFT 3.2 ANG Tome 1 - Employment of Land Forces in Joint Operations

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PFT 5.3.2 - Handbook on The Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

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FT-05 ENG - The tactical commander's guide to command and control in operations

Backed up by historical examples, it is first and foremost intended to provide food for thought for our officers, in particular the youngest of them, but also for each and every commander who may one ...

FT-04 ENG - Fundamentals of Combined Arms Maneuver

Consistent with NATO doctrine, this document is part of national doctrine and lays out the general manner in which the resources of land forces in operations must be combined for coherent employment, ...

FT-02 ENG - General Tactics

The global action of land forces is now carried out within a strategic environment that has dramatically changed for 15 years.While the risk of a conventional war has faded away, especially with the ...

FT-01 ENG - Winning the Battle, Building Peace

As an armed confrontation of wills, war always causes destruction and suffering, but its face and place in the world have changed.At the very heart of these operations, they reach their full potential ...

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