I have no idea what the former higher-ups are going to do. Normally, they would either retire quietly and mind their own business, or they would go work for some corporation in the military/industrial complex (since they’re still buddy-buddy’s with all the guys over at that 5-sided wind tunnel).
The last general officer that did anything along the lines of what we need was General Smedley Butler. But that was a very long time ago… he was one of the front men for the Bonus Army, and a damn good man.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1