Ward’s pension hangs in the balance

What will happen to General William “Kip” Ward, the former head of the U.S. Africa Command. A DoD Inspector General’s report concluded that he spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is among those who believe that War should be allowed to retire at his full four-star general rank. Retiring as a three star would mean about $208,000, a four star general officer make more than $236,000.