Stanley McChrystal and other generals who led Afghanistan are now thriving in the private sector

Last year, retired General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who led U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014, joined the board of Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s largest defense contractor. Retired General John R. Allen, who preceded him in Afghanistan, is president of the Brookings Institution, which has received as much as $ 1.5 million over the past three years from Northrop Grumman, another defense giant. David H. Petraeus, who preceded Allen and later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor for providing classified material to a former mistress and movie theater, is a partner in KKR, a private equity firm, and director of its Global Institute .

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