I actually looked very heavily into it since I'll be getting out of the US military. From what I read they're the toughest fighting force in France (I know, LOL), but they will beat the piss out of you for any and every mistake, all the way down to mispronunciation while learning an entirely new language.
The pay and bennies seem comparable to what I'm getting now, so i took that into consideration. Lots of VD from nailing cheap whores all over the world too. That could be good or bad, I guess.
And an entirely new life seems like a great idea some days, honestly. A new name, a new face (from all the beatings), and a new language in a new country? There really are days i could buy a ticket to France right now!
My only problem with it is the whole 'serving a different country' thing. I seriously doubt that I could bring myself to fight against my former countrymen if the shit really hit the fan.
So I'll stay here, and be another out of work vet. Yay!