The Washington Post has now corrected its error but the newpaper's lead editorial today was originally published with a headline that described General James Mattis as a "retired brigadier general." This error was repeated in the text.
Pictures of Mattis in uniform have been everywhere in the media for weeks. Count'em folks! One… Two … Three … Four! Four stars means a full general. A brigadier general wears one star, one star.
The editorial board of WaPo doesn't know the difference between a brigadier general and a full general? The WaPo doesn't have proof readers and fact checkers?
IMO the WaPo is invincibly and arrogantly ignorant of anything to do with the military. pl