BBC NEWS | Europe | France ends four-decade Nato rift
What does that mean? As in, it will be dragged into the US wars like GB?French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his country is to return to Nato's military command, reversing four decades of self-imposed exile.
Mr Sarkozy confirmed the decision in a speech to defence experts at the Ecole Militaire staff college in Paris.
President Charles de Gaulle pulled France out of Nato's integrated military command in 1966, saying it undermined France's sovereignty.
Critics say France will now be no more than "a clone of Great Britain".