The Foreign Legion ain’t what it used to be


Apparently the Foreign Legion is on it’s way out, now that the rest of the French forces are volunteers.

AUBAGNE, France (AP) – The Foreign Legion isn’t what it used to be. Murderers on the run are no longer welcome, and unhappy recruits have a year to back out without being branded deserters.

These days a bigger issue faces the 175-year-old force that made its name fighting France’s overseas battles in jungle and desert. Its key role – to be a crack professional force available for rapid, no-questions-asked deployment in far-flung conflicts – has all but evaporated.

HT Instapundit

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