Worries over stretched French military

Analysts say French military is facing a crisis, strained by restructuring, budget cuts and three simultaneous conflicts abroad.

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France has been engaged on numerous military fronts this year as the country's armed forces back up President Nicolas Sarkozy's active foreign policy. The French military's quick success in ousting Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo was lauded, but other interventions - like the one in Libya - drag on, leaving many to wonder if public support and the country's budget will be able to keep pace.