Macron attempts to defuse row with French military

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday visited a major airbase in southern France when he addressed a crowd of servicemen and spoke of his 'deep respect' for the military, just 24 hours after armed forces' chief-of-staff General Pierre de villiers resigned amid a bitter spat over  defence budget cuts. 

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President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Thursday to mend fences with the military after the resignation of the armed forces chief in a row over budget cuts for which France's new leader has drawn criticism, reports FRANCE 24.