Paris (CNN)- The prevailing emotion in Paris now is fear. Fear that anywhere and anyone could be a target.
A sudden noise, and hundreds flee from a square. The air is thick with sirens. Controlled explosions of suspect packages are routine. Public gatherings are banned.
“France is at war,” declared President Francois Hollande, ordering dozens of airstrikes against ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attack. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle arrived in the eastern Mediterranean, tripling France’s ability to bomb, and at home sweeping new security powers were introduced.