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  •  As a guy who recently made a nice living (6+ / 0-)

    as a military contractor, I can't agree they have no natural constituency. The practice has, however, gotten crazy.

    The personnel cuts I've heard mentioned are no less crazy: gut the mid-level officers. Rather than trimming off the surfeit of generals, there's talk of drastically thinning out the rising cadre who have learned, first-hand the lessons of our recent misadventures, precisely the people we want to see advance and assume flag command.

    Cut the generals, not the captains. And while you're at it, look into those generals' discretionary travel budgets. Insane.

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 02:09:17 PM PST

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