Beefing up the army

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Beefing up the army
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Recent reports of an arms deal with France, possible purchases from the US and increased cooperation with Israel are not quite as sabre-rattling as they seem

 

In recent weeks and months Cyprus has been busy making moves on the defence and security fronts – a purchase of missiles from France worth a reported €240m, the defence minister’s visit to Israel to broaden ties with the neighbouring nation, and joint military exercises with regional countries.

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Beefing up the army


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