General McChrystal lands new gig

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  • The ousted commander of the Afghanistan war has landed a job at Yale. General Stanley McChrystal will teach a graduate level seminar on leadership. Yale says the class will examine how dramatic changes in globalization have increased the complexity of modern leadership. McChrystal was fired in July after he and his aides made disparaging comments about their civilian bosses. Those comments were published in Rolling Stone.
  • U.S. military officials are worried China’s military buildup is giving it the upper hand over Taiwan. And they think China’s investments in ballistic and cruise missiles will eventually challenge United States dominance in the western Pacific. Those are some of the findings stated in the Pentagon’s annual report on China it delivered Congress. The Wall Street Journal reports the assessment also cites China’s progress in electronic warfare. Numerous cyber attacks are believed to have originated in China. A rift between the two countries’ militaries developed after the administration agreed to sell 6.4 billion dollars worth of military gear to Taiwan.
  • The Defense Contract Management Agency has been called out in an inspector general report for not giving examiners at the Defense Contract Audit Agency enough time to do their work. And, the management agency failed to issue the proper sanctions when contractors missed their responsibilities. Former defense contract auditor Ken Bricker will join the Federal Drive at 7:40 with more information.

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