Knowledge and anticipation represent a new strategic function and have become a priority. In a world characterised by uncertainty and instability knowledge represents our first line of defence.
Knowledge guarantees our autonomy in decision-making and enables France to preserve its strategic initiative. It is knowledge which must be provided as early on as possible to decision-makers, military commanders and those in charge of internal and civil security in order to go from forecasts to informed action. Intelligence of all kinds, including from space and prospective studies, takes on major importance.