Volunteer Military I.Q. Quiz. WAPO -might need to sign up... By almost any measure, the military is more top-heavy an institution than it has been for decades. Today, there are 40 four-star generals and admirals -- one more than in 1971, during the Vietnam War, even though the number of active-duty troops has shrunk by almost half. --- Answer: Money, money, money... [youtube]WCkOmcIl79s[/youtube] Question: Why do the top brass love the volunteer military?