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Alain BIZARD

The operational defence of national territory

Pouvoirs n°38 - L’armée - septembre 1986 - p.87-97

The operational defence of national territory (Défense Opérationnelle du Territoire DOT), in liaison with other forms of military defence and with civil and economic defence, contributes to the freedom of action of the Government and to the safety of the vital organs of national defence (decree of 1st March 1973).

Its application is decreed by the government in the face of an external threat recognized by the Defence Council. The means at the DOT’s disposal have recently been reorganised : the role of the Gendarmerie has been stepped up, and each territorial level now disposes of forces allowing more rapid intervention.

Still, the DOT is essentially composed of units created during mobilisation : to fulfil its mission effectively, it will need more up-to-date equipment and more sustained training, undertaken in ever closer liaison with civil defence authorities.

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Référence électonique : Alain BIZARD, "The operational defence of national territory", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°38, 38 - L’armée, p.87-97. Consulté le 2017-11-24 17:38:32 . URL : http://revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-operational-defence-of.html