Today the UMP struck back hard at Segolene Royal, who just yesterday gave a speech on French defense. First came the UMP deputy general of defense, who said that:
Wedged between the press conference of Nicolas Sarkozy over the international questions (Thursday) and the day defense of March 7 during which the UMP candidate will expose his defense policy, Mrs. Royal improvised a speech agreed on the military policy of France, after having hesitated much and refused all the interviews on the subject.
(She) had restricted herself to shell general information on Europe of defense... (and) given up the 2e aircraft carrier and thus French autonomy as regards permanence with the sea."
Then Nicolas Sarkozy himself came out and announced in a magazine interview that he would create an "agency of civil defense."
In order to prevent and, if necessary, to overcome the realization on our territory of the terrorist threat or the supervening of a natural or technological disaster, we must give increased attention to civil defense and with the cohesion of the Nation around the stakes of its policy of Defense.
I thus propose the creation of an agency of civil defense to animate the spirit of defense and to coordinate the mobilization of the various components of our society.
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