An article in The Sunday Torygraph revealed that since Labour came to power, £2.3 Billion had been spent on consultants for the Ministry of Defence. This is the same cost as 51 Apache Helicopter Gunships, One Aircraft Carrier or the salaries for 17,000 Generals.
It's clear that the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan are unlikely to be improved by adding 51 Apaches or an aircraft carrier into the mix; 3 brigades of generals would at least give plenty of scope for a docu-soap of some sort.
At fault here: The Sunday Telegraph
(Introduction to this series here)
 Which Jim confusingly referred to as The Nazigraph.
 I should note, as I did in this conversation, that these consultants do useful work; it's not money thrown away or just going missing. This is however the opportunity cost of the consultants fees.
 I believe that some South American and Sub-Saharan African nations have experimented with the "Many Generals" force structure, although traditionally they have preferred to stick to the "Many Colonels" design instead.