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Fireside Chat | General Thierry Burkhard, French Chief of Defence

Mar 8, 2022
2:30pm to 3:30pm ET


On March 8, the Center for a New American Security hosted a virtual conversation with General Thierry Burkhard, French Chief of Defence, moderated by Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Defense Program. They discussed the current and future strategy of the French Armed Forces and the challenges of maintaining a global posture in a time of shifting geopolitics, particularly in regard to the war in Ukraine and counter-terrorism operations in western Africa.


General Theirry Burkhard
French Chief of Defence

Stacie Pettyjohn
Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program, CNAS