France To Review Planned Military Job Cuts

January 14, 2015 6:29 PM

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PARIS — French President François Hollande said on Wednesday the government will rethink a planned cut in military personnel due to the "exceptional situation," as he gave a New Year's address to the armed forces aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

Hollande was speaking as France reeled from the impact of last week's shooting of 17 civilians by three self-avowed Islamic fundamentalist gunmen.

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