Ryan McMaken on the Generals

“Military Generals Are Just Another Group of Self-Interested Technocrats”

In a recent article Ryan McMaken asks us to consider military generals as just another special interest group.

“… what this all shows us is that it’s time to start viewing the generals for what they are: lifelong bureaucrats who upon retirement are more than happy to use their easy and vaunted experience in government as a means to fame, adulation, and easy money. After all, in the modern world, generals don’t become generals through courage on the battlefield, or even through any particularly insightful thinking or expertise. …”