Security over savings: After terror attacks, France to cut fewer military jobs than planned

January 21, 2015 1:30 PM

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Security over savings: After terror attacks, France to cut fewer military jobs than planned

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveils new security measures at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring spree and creating a better database of anyone suspected of extremist links. Behind reads: Mobilization against terrorism. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool) (The Associated Press)

PARIS – France's government will cut 7,500 fewer jobs in the military than first planned to better fight terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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