7 Shocking Ways the Military Wastes Our Money - None To Do With National DefenseQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Hint: none of them have anything to do with national defense. The David Petraeus scandal has shined a light on the luxurious, subsidized lifestyle of the U.S. military's top generals. But so far, what the media has uncovered only scratches the surface of the abuses. Here are eight absurd ways the military wastes our money--and none of them have anything to do with national defense. 1. A whole battalion of generals? The titles 'general' or 'admiral' sound like they belong to pretty exclusive posts, fit only for the best of the best. This flashy title makes it pretty easy to say, 'so what if a few of our military geniuses get the royal treatment--particularly if they are the sole commanders of the most powerful military in human history.' The reality, however, is that there nearly 1,000 generals and admirals in the U.S. armed forces, and each has an entourage that would make...|
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