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Gen. McCaffrey,Rt. , War Profiteer on TV

One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex
DAVID BARSTOW
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 4:29 a.m.

In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity.
The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature, someone who could open doors at the highest levels of government and help it win a huge prize: the right to supply Iraq with thousands of armored vehicles.

Access like this does not come cheap, but it was an opportunity potentially worth billions in sales, and Defense Solutions soon found its man. The company signed Barry R. McCaffrey, a retired four-star Army general and military analyst for NBC News, to a consulting contract starting June 15, 2007.

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