In Wake of Attacks, France Deploys Ten Thousand Troops… To France

After large public rallies in France on both Saturday and Sunday in which millions of people collectively expressed notions of unity in the wake of violent attacks in Paris last week, the French government on Monday announced the deployment of 10,000 soldiers to patrol its own streets and to defend what it described as “sensitive sites”.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Defense Minister, said the military troops would be fully  deployed by Tuesday evening and called the order “the first mobilization on this scale on our territory.”