Defense Economics Quandry

McQ reports that the U.S. and others are having trouble retaining their best special forces personnel. The reason? They can make four times as much money on the outside. As contractors. For the U.S. military. The military is thinking of increasing the retention bonuses it pays special operators. Methinks a more elegant solution is at hand.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.