Readiness is more important
Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013
I read your Feb. 8 article “Alone at sea? USS George Washington may be only crisis-ready carrier if spending cuts go through” with some concern. It was but the latest of several articles about how budget constraints threaten the readiness of the U.S. armed forces — which are trying to rebuild themselves and recover from almost a dozen years at war.
I would ask you to look at the bright side, however. At least now we have full benefits for same-sex military spouses and ground combat jobs are being opened to women.
It’s nice to see that our nation’s leaders and service chiefs have their heads screwed on straight in terms of priorities.