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Projection of US power 'hasn't ended yet'

While the US takes a back seat in Libya, France has taken a major role in the fight against Colonel Gaddafi, as well as in the Ivory Coast.

Sir Christopher Meyer, former ambassador to the US, and Charlie Wolf, the political commentator, examine this unusual reversal in foreign diplomacy.

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