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June 28th, 2013
09:55 PM ET

Top-heavy military costing taxpayers a lof of money

At a time when the military as a whole is getting smaller - the number of four and five star generals has continued to grow.

According to Washington based think-tank Third Way's report "Star Creep: The Costs of a Top-Heavy Military",  the five-star lifestyle that comes along with being a high ranking general is costing tax payers a lot of money.

Our Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence has the story.


Filed under: Economy • Military
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  1. TJ

    average exp of a general is 4 star 40+ yrs , you can easily compare them with civilan VP of the bigest companies ... these generaly have been working for the same company for 40 yrs ...... they pay there dues to US thru there blood... we need to pay them more, compare this money to and CEO of a "failing bank ". and them post this king of crap online...

    July 1, 2013 at 8:36 am | Reply

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