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Why France's Top General Quit

The move came after days of back and forth with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed budget cuts for defense.
Source: Stephane Mahe / Reuters

The top French general resigned Tuesday following a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed cuts to the defense budget that General Pierre de Villiers said would no longer “guarantee the robust defense force” needed to protect France.

“In the current circumstances I see myself as no longer able to guarantee the robust defense force I believe is necessary to guarantee the protection of France and the.

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