Attrition: Intel Pukes Gets Heavily Recruited


August 18, 2007: Aggressive recruiting by corporations has led about twenty percent of Britain's military intelligence officers to leave for civilian jobs over the last three years. To stem the tide, bonuses of up to $100,000 are being considered, as an incentive to get intel officers to sign up for another three years.

At the moment, Britain's military intelligence officers are getting quite a workout, with British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as smaller contingents in all sorts of out-of-the-way, and unpleasant, places. The military officers are often right in the thick of it. Civilian jobs are safer, more comfortable and pay more. While recruiters have long gone after military security experts, particularly SAS operators, it's become clear that good intelligence officers are needed to keep track of where the threats are, and how deadly they may be.


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