Re: “Defense personnel stripped of trust, faith and confidence” (TNT, 7-18).
The article by Mike Penland, a civilian employee at the Pentagon, illustrates the best and worst of the Defense Department in just a few paragraphs.
He cites some of the military’s core values and how most people work overtime to carry out the mission. Then he bemoans the discovery that those who work for the DOD are “nothing more than employees” because they face furloughs along with other federal workers.
In his mind, apparently, the people who collect the taxes to fund the military, the diplomats who save …