The Best Defense

Does the prospect of cushy retirement jobs in the defense industry bend active duty generals toward conformity?

That's the worry of a smart, friendly foreign observer, who tells me that:

Some, if not many, of those still serving see well-paid second employment as a consultant or DoD contractor as part of their retirement package, a perk if you like. They do not wish to rock the boat in case it sinks and they can't climb in when they retire. There will be individual exceptions that disprove the rule, but this arrangement is, in the round, not good value for your tax-payers' dollars.

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The Best Defense

Navy jettisons the president and provost of the poor old Naval Postgraduate School

I don't know what up with this, but I have gots to tell you, even with lousy leadership, living on federal salary in Monterey, California, is one of the nicer things in life.

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