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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Would de Gaulle Say? Sarkozy to Make France a Full Member of Nato Alliance Once More

I would rather fight alongside a dozen Royal Marines than with whatever France has to offer, but for whatever it's worth...

From The Daily Mail
By Mail Foreign Service

French president Nicolas Sarkozy wants to lead his country back into the core of the Nato alliance.

The announcement comes four decades after his predecessor Charles de Gaulle took the country into self-imposed exile.

France is Nato's fourth largest contributor of troops.

But in an effort to mark its difference with the United States it has long snubbed the organisation's integrated military command, which plans, trains and conducts joint operations.

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