France has long been derided for their lack of military might, but has that now changed?
After being the butt of jokes for two centuries, the French military recently scored big, putting down an Islamic insurgency in Mali.
Now, President Francois Hollande says French troops are ready to strike against Syria. This while Italy, Germany and Britain all say they won't be part of a military action.
We talk with Donald Morrison, Time Magazine correspondent and author of "The Death of French Culture."