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When did France join NATO?(4 posts)

When did France join NATO?Captain Morgan
Feb 18, 2003 12:09 PM
I just learned a little bit about France and NATO's relationship and was surprised to find this out.

P.S. This is a trick question.
re: When did France join NATO?Captain Morgan
Feb 18, 2003 12:27 PM
France was one of the original allies in NATO. They ABANDONED NATO in 1966 and threw NATO headquarters and all NATO forces out of France. After the cold war ended following the collapse of the Soviet Union, France rejoined in 1993. Now that things are becomming more dangerous, France is again damaging NATO.
I think France might always have been in NATO, just notPdxMark
Feb 18, 2003 1:04 PM
in the unified command structure (until 1993). I think that meant that Frnace got to say it was in the club without having to go to the nmeetings. I'm not sure if that means they were in or out.
I guess when the going gets tough, the French go nmCaptain Morgan
Feb 18, 2003 4:30 PM