France’s Two-Pronged Military Plan May Backfire

The Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2008

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected next month to lay out plans to increase France’s contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and shoulder more of the military burden in Afghanistan. While the move could seal a rapprochement with the U.S., it could impede Mr. Sarkozy’s efforts to promote a stronger, more autonomous European defense force. more