“Hundreds of retired US military officers, including former generals and admirals, have used their military backgrounds to ink lucrative deals working for foreign countries, mostly among the Gulf monarchies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to two long-term investigations by The Washington Post.

Investigations from The Washington Post, working alongside the Project on Government Oversight (Pogo), found that 280 military retirees sought authorisation to work for the UAE, either as military contractors or consultants.

The highest-ranking officer in the report was retired General Jim Mattis, who served as former President Donald Trump’s secretary of defence. Mattis served as a military advisor to the UAE in 2015 and returned to serve as defence chief in 2017.”