Crony Capitalism: Army General Used Position To Benefit Friends

A top US general is seeing his star lose its spark as he battles crony capitalism accusations.

Earlier this year, a key Army commander in charge of of heading operations in the Middle East as well as training Iraqi military forces wasreprimanded by the Pentagon.

Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard was recalled after a three-year investigation into renewable energy contracts that had been steered to the hands of his West Point classmates. The investigation was launched after a whistleblower claimed the general had “abused his authority.” The incident reportedly took place while the US general was the commander of Fort Bliss in Texas.

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