But reaction in France, another key member of the NATO coalition, has been much more muted, said Justin Vaïsse, director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
“It’s nothing in magnitude compared with what happened two years ago, in August ’08, when 10 French soldiers were killed in a firefight with the Taliban,” Mr. Vaïsse said. That, he said, had “really prompted soul-searching about the French presence in Afghanistan and also prompted debate in the National Assembly. Here we have nothing of the sort.”According to the same article, the leaks have sparked a more intense reaction elsewhere in Europe, especially Germany.
Incidentally, Vaïsse's book on neoconservatism (which I translated) is a must-read (link above to purchase from Amazon).