Let there be no doubt who is in charge of France.
President Emmanuel Macron made it clear that he will brook little dissent from subordinates in a standoff that climaxed Wednesday when the disgruntled French military chief quit over budget cuts — and was quickly replaced by a general seen as more "Macron-friendly."
The unusual upheaval rattled the French military and deepened warnings about Macron's authoritarian tendencies. It could also foreshadow similar challenges for Macron as he tries to reduce the deficit and government spending and shake up the stagnant economy.
Gen. Pierre De Villiers submitted his resignation to Macron at a security council meeting...