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Sarkozy is expected to say that he wants France to rejoin the military alliance as a full member at its 60th anniversary summit next month.
Charles de Gaulle took France out of NATO more than 40 years ago in protest at U.S. domination.
In 1966, de Gaulle, then president, evicted all allied troops and bases from France in order to assert French sovereignty.
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Originally posted by Maxmars
I like to remind people that France was a member of the Warsaw Pact alliance during the latter Soviet era.
Originally posted by SlinkyDFW
reply to post by Rigel
I like to remind people that France was a member of the Warsaw Pact alliance during the latter Soviet era. (They joined around the same time as the Iranian's expelled the CIA-backed Shah and took American 'hostages'.)