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The Hidden Costs of Star Creep: Generals Making More in Retirement Than in Service

Ben Freeman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Our troops need to know that in this tight fiscal climate they still have our complete support. Former top commanders raking in seven figure salaries from taxpayers while active duty soldiers bear the brunt of the cuts sends the opposite message.

Gates Backs Down On Pentagon 'Mentors' Program

USA Today | Tom Vanden Brook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates promised "dramatic changes" in how the Pentagon uses retired officers to advise the military, as he faced scathing crit...

Past Time to Join the Landmine Treaty

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

While 156 countries have signed on, the United States has not yet agreed to join the ban on the production, use, sale, and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines.