Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sarko and the Military

On this Bastille Day, with its customary parades, it's only fitting that we should be told by Libé that Sarko has patched things up with his generals. Yes, he's struck a new tone about the military and is no longer scolding his troops for their lack of professionalism. But there's more than sentiment at work: France's return to NATO, much desired by chief of staff Jean-Louis Georgelin, has given the armies of the Republic grown-up games to play and a much-enlarged sandbox to play in. No wonder they're happy.

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