France is America's oldest ally. It has also gained a reputation as America's most difficult ally.
Yet after French President François Hollande and U.S. President Barack Obama emerged from their White House meeting Tuesday, they made it clear that France has now become America's essential European partner when it comes to destroying ISIS and charting a diplomatic road map for resolving the Syrian civil war.
Hollande has actually been the only European ally reported to have joined Obama in attacking ISIS in Syria. Looking ahead, the two leaders pledged to step up and broaden their airstrikes, go after ISIS' leaders, cut off the group's funding and supply lines, and back those forces that are fighting ISIS on the ground, such as Kurdish forces and the Iraqi government.… Seguir leyendo »