Many American military veterans, including retired generals and admirals serve other governments, particularly those in nations with dubious human rights histories.
The Washington Post’s investigation supports that. One of them is retired general and former NSA director Keith Alexander, whose business received Saudi Arabian government approval just weeks after the Saudis murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The United States’ connections with nations like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are full of contradictions. And it has always been that way. However, the United States provides these countries with a huge amount of arms and weapons, especially with regard to human rights, but it’s never entirely resolved. Whitlock, who worked on the investigation, said that the Justice Department and the Pentagon have testified in court that they believe that if the public knew, these retired military personnel would be subjected to harassment or worse. And we’re still working toward that goal.