There is "an impression of generalized disorganization" in the French Army, writes Le Monde on its front page, quoting a Senate report for the reform of the armed services.
The problem is not the quality of the fighting soldier, but the politicians who have tried to make saving by instituting reforms throughout the service, with Nathalie Guibert giving a handful of examples of ludicrous changes.
For the Army, it [the reform] was a cultural shock, because it marked the end of the age-old rule, "one commander, one mission, and lots of means."
Plantu weighs in with the French army forced to jettison 7200 jobs
• You'd think we were at the Peugeot automaker!