Saudi Arabia: Employing Retired American Military Personnel

  • A report published Tuesday asserted that retired U.S. generals and admirals have taken high-paying top jobs for Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other wealthy oil-rich kingdoms.
  • The Washington Post reported that “more than 500 retired U.S. military personnel — including scores of generals and admirals — have taken lucrative jobs since 2015 working for foreign governments, mostly in countries known for human rights abuses and political repression.”
  • In October 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post and a long-term resident of the U.S., was murdered in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.
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