The military on the streets are intended as much as a reassurance for the public as anything else. However, when terrorist attacks keep occurring it is likely they will have the opposite effect i.e. they will show that even the military cannot help the French people from their intensifying demographic and religious conflict.
A larger military presence in the streets and on public transport in France provides a psychological effect, reassuring people, rather than an actual boost to security, Philippe Goncalves, the president of the Haute-Marne department branch and coordinator at General Federation of Transport at the CFTC labor union, told Sputnik.
Last week, French media obtained an internal note by the command of the French National police, warning that public transport was particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.