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November 21, 2012
Report: 70% of Retired US Generals Take Jobs With Defense Corporations « Antiwar.com Blog
Anti-War - About 70 percent of retired three-and-four star generals took jobs with defense contractors or consultants, according to a report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Brave New Foundation. Huffington Post:
The report found that 76 out of 108 top generals took such jobs from 2009 to 2011, and a few continued to advise the Department of Defense while on the payroll of contractors. The report cited Gen. James Cartwright, who was elected to a paid position on Raytheon's board of directors while serving on the Defense Policy Board. Adm. Gary Roughead also served on the board while joining the board of Northrop Grumman, earning $115,000 per year