April 18, 2013 Rapid Fire
French defense manufacturers are taking a page from the American lobbying book, as their CEOs recently met with President Hollande to underline how vital their industry is.
Here is their joint letter [PDF in French] which helpfully shows defense’s weight in terms of jobs per region. Surely someone must be working on a more granular job count down to the congressional district level. Hollande will receive France’s new whitepaper on April 29.