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Military defence

La défense militaire relève de l’emploi de la force armée. Il renvoie aux deux figures symboliques identifiées par Raymond Aron[1] comme constitutives des relations internationales, le diplomate et le soldat : “La conduite du diplomate-stratège [...] a pour sens spécifique d’être dominée par le risque de guerre, d’affronter des adversaires en une rivalité incessante dans laquelle chacun se réserve le droit de recourir à l’ultime raison, c’est-à-dire à la violence.”

Military defence involves the use of armed force. It refers to the two symbolic figures identified by Raymond Aron[1] as constitutive of international relations, the diplomat and the soldier: "The conduct of the diplomat-strategist [...] has the specific meaning of being dominated by the risk of war, of confronting adversaries in an incessant rivalry in which each reserves the right to resort to the ultimate reason, i.e. violence".

[1] In Peace and War between NationsParis, Calmann-Lévy, 1962, p. 28.

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