Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow James Hasik is quoted by Defense News on executive turnover and cultural change at major defense companies:

That’s an enormous amount of upheaval in a small industry, although it comes as an increasing number of senior leaders in Washington announce retirements as well.

“Over on the political side, we see a lot of congressmen deciding not to run for re-election, with a lot of them saying that Washington has just become too problematic,” said James Hasik, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “We’re not seeing that from executives.” […]

The fact that industry leaders are of a post-war generation matches with the transitions that have occurred at the Pentagon, where officers increasingly derive most of their experience from the post-Cold War era.

“We’ve got a whole generation of people in the military, where the Cold War is ancient history to them,” Hasik said. “The Cold War is very much dead for people under the age of 45.”

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