France sends 10,000 troops across country, protecting hundreds of Jewish sites

By Griff Witte, Anthony Faiola, January 13, 2015

PARIS — The soldier wore green camouflage, a red beret and the serious expression of a man at war as he stood sentinel outside the heavy iron gates of a Jewish school in the heart of Paris on Monday.Not long ago, he was fighting militants in foreign lands. But now, and for the foreseeable future, he has an assignment far closer to home: protect the hundreds of Jewish children, some as young as 2, who scampered about Monday behind walls whose Star of David etchings could make the building a prime target for attack.Read full article >>