FRANCE: The Soldiers7 Revolt

"Soldiers! You are wasting your time here. Learn to use your weapons well because one day they will be useful. You will be able to turn them against your officers, your bosses and the society they protect."

So reads one tract currently circulating in French army barracks from Bordeaux to Strasbourg. That kind of broadside might seem rather tame to soldiers in anarchic Lisbon, but it has had a jolting impact on the somnolent 330,000-man French army, which until recently might have been described as a force de nap. In response to these anonymous calls to arms, there has...

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