‘Rent-a-general’ business blurs lines between Pentagon, corporations

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    ‘Rent-a-general’ business blurs lines between Pentagon, corporations | Raw Story
     
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    Privatization of the military is coming.
    Bush took the biggest steps yet and Obama is not backing off of those either.

    and rent a troop does not stop with generals. think about Blackwater or whatever they call themselves now. A foreign located military corp we rent military support from?
     
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    Rome, too, became dependent upon mercenaries near the end
     
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    Decidely terrible move.
     
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    If you have a opportunity, read Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner. Towards the end of the book, it discusses how many CIA agents are leaving the agency for private industry and security companies. Our intelligence agency as well is blurring the line with corporations.
     
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    I wonder what one might call this merging of State and corporate power, especially in light of the tend towards growing government control of the economy and the rise of radical right-wing social reactionism...

    If only there were some sort of historical precedent to show us how this might play out, so we'd know what to expect...
     
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    The military industrial complex is thriving, ain't it? :lol:
     
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    When hasn't it been?

    Clinton tamped it down a bit..but it came back with vengence with George W. Bush.
     
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    Don't fret about privatization of the military. More American soldiers died in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2009 than in the entire previous span of the war, eight years.

    Feckless military strategy that gets American kids killed is still wholly owned by the commander-in-chief.
     
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    I had a uncle, who was in the US Army for 20-21 years, and he retired not too long ago. Guess what? Now he is a "Private Contractor" making a lot more before he retired, and he is working for the same outfit in the US Army in Cyber Technology. He basically, gets his Vet Benefits, which are nice since he retired as I think either a O-3 or O-4, and he is working full-time as a private contractor.
     

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