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From 2004 through 2008, 80 percent of retiring three- and four-star officers went to work as consultants or defense executives
And in many cases there is nothing subtle about what the generals have to sell — Martin’s firm is called The Four Star Group, for example. The revolving-door culture of Capitol Hill — where former lawmakers and staffers commonly market their insider knowledge to lobbying firms — is now pervasive at the senior rungs of the military leadership.
Dozens of retired gene
Originally posted by airspoon
It has been this way since at least the 60's. This is certainly nothing new. It's not only the retired generals either, as it's any officer in acquisitions or other parts of the Pentagon, who are in positions to scratch the backs of the defense contractors. In fact, the Pentagon has become so politicized for this very reason, it completely compromises the effectiveness of our defense capabilities. It's absolutely disgusting.