French President Hollande promised a short intervention. But the killing of two French soldiers signals a tough task ahead.
Two soldiers were killed today, underscoring the challenges French forces face in the increasingly unstable former French colony.
The UN-sanctioned military operation will put 1,200 troops on the ground by the weekend, and follows months of clashes in the increasingly unstable country.
With the United Nations Security Council approval of a French-African Union force in the chaotic Central African Republic, the next step should be restoring Christian-Muslim harmony, village by village.
'Beauty and the Beast,' in this French film version, appears to be a return to the traditional roots of the story.