February 19, 2013

France: Leader of the Free World

Philip Delves Broughton, Newsweek

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The final judgment on France's interventions in Libya and Mali will take time. Its diplomatic activity on Syria has yet to stop the fighting there. But what cannot be doubted is that France has shown itself willing to act at moments when its global peers have not. Its planes, helicopters, and paratroopers have become the steel tip in the emerging battle for democracy and stability in Africa.

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TAGGED: France, Mali, Libya, Africa, United States, Francois Hollande, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

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