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