** FILE ** France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at the Elysee Palace for a Small Defense of council meeting, in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation at destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Photo by: Jacques Brinon

** FILE ** France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives at the Elysee Palace for a Small Defense of council meeting, in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation at destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)