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) are the military and paramilitary forces of Niger, under the president as supreme commander. They consist of the Niger Army (Armée de Terre), the Niger Air Force (Armée de l'Air) and the auxiliary paramilitary forces, such as the National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie nationale) (Gendarmerie Nationale (Niger)) and the National Guard (Garde Nationale) (National Guard of Niger). Both paramilitary forces are trained in military fashion and have some military responsibilities in wartime. In peace time their duties


of Yaroslav Mudry, which had a grenade on top, rather than a spike, and was much taller. Introduced in ''c.''1820 and abolished after the Crimean War.Military Fashion by John Mollo (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1972), page 133 from excerpt cited on ''What's the origin of the Pickelhaube spiked hat?'' from the ''Axis History Forum'' It is not clear whether this was a case of imitation, parallel invention, or if both were based

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