It can be dangerous to have leaders with no experience of war – as Macron’s spat with his military chief shows

”As David Cameron found when he was considering intervention in Libya, those who have experienced, or at least know about war, are generally warier about the prospect than those who have not, and more conservative in their assessment of what can be achieved. This time, though, France proved an enthusiastic ally, led now by Nicolas Sarkozy, who was, like Blair and Cameron, a leader too young to have experienced war.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/emmanuel-macron-chief-army-military-general-pierre-de-villiers-quit-row-obama-war-a7851591.html

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