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AMX 56 Leclerc Tank of Armée de terre

AMX 56 Leclerc Tank of Armée de terre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Despite defense cuts, few European countries come close to France for military power.

By Paul Ames, Global Post, Jan. 27, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium — French military prowess isn’t always fully appreciated in the United States.

But there are few troops anywhere in the world better prepared for their task than the marines, foreign legionaries, and other elite French units rolling north to confront the Jihadist militants controlling much of Mali… (more)