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A look at the modern-day French Foreign Legion


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The French Foreign Legion has developed a lore of haunted romance, but it is still an elite fighting force made up of renegades and fugitives who are sent out on some of the most difficult and harrowing missions in the world.

William Langewiesche spent a month following a unit of Legionnaires and he writes about it in the current issue of Vanity Fair. He joins the show to discuss his piece.