Ever heard of the mirage? The French are still strong?
Are you kidding me? Besides having a somewhat respectable special forces corp everything, and yes I mean everything is laughable. They probably wouldn't be able to defend themselves if Iraq had invaded them prior to desert storm 1.
Hell, they would see the mass of troops and throw up the white flag, move to foreign countries and buy people to defend their country.
Germany and France are so imbedded in that UN scandel that any foreign policy that rests on getting support for them is dumb. They are the definition of corrupted government.