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Still More on Our Ethically Challenged Generals

Politico alerted me this morning to a piece in Huffington Post describing a new report on the revolving door (double-dealing) problem with what Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington calculates to be 70 percent of America's retired generals.  The Huffington summary of the report is here; as is an elderly, but significant GAO report from 2008.
 
This past Sunday, the Washington Post described the appalling splendor that our four stars permit themselves to be bathed in from fawning sectors of the public and government; the article was quite significant, I believe, but it failed to address the extremely important post-retirement behavior of these ethically apathetic people.  That behavior is addressed in this new CREW report, but also see an extraordinarily article on it all written in 2010 by Bryan Bender of the Boston Globe.
 
These behaviors need to be changed.

Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight

By: Winslow Wheeler
Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO, POGO

Mr. Wheeler's areas of expertise include Congress, the Defense Budget, National Security, Pentagon Reform and Weapons Systems

The goal of the Straus Military Reform Project is to secure far more effective military forces and much more ethical and professional military and civilian leadership at significantly lower budget levels.

We would like to thank Philip A. Straus Jr. and family for their generous support.

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