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)
- Is France’s Military The Best In Europe? (warnewsupdates.blogspot.com)
- Britain sends troops to Mali: five things you need to know (theweek.co.uk)
- French troops seize key Mali airport (cnn.com)
- French, Malian forces capture Gao rebel stronghold – Reuters Canada (ca.reuters.com)
- British troops to join Mali mission (guardian.co.uk)
- Mali rebels melt away in face of French advance (guardian.co.uk)
- French troops deployed in last Mali rebel strongholds – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Mali Troops Take Timbuktu as Donors Pledge African Force Funds – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- A Timbuktu Test For Europe – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)