13 Dec Should There Be More Laws To Eliminate Unemployment In Veterans?
An investigation by the Washington Post revealed that hundreds of retired U.S. military personnel had taken high-paying jobs for foreign governments, mainly in countries known for political repression. Members of Congress expressed alarm at the revelations.
As part of federal law, retired troops may work for foreign governments after obtaining approval from their armed forces and State Department branches. While most details of the arrangements have remained secret, federal agencies have fought to keep them that way. The Post sued the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and State Department under the Freedom of Information Act for more than 4,000 pages of documents. Members of Congress have also expressed concern regarding foreign influence on retired diplomats.
Additionally, the bill would create a three-year “cooling off” period for senators who confirm ambassadors.
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Veterans’ foreign jobs: lawmakers press the Pentagon