- - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For the first time in my life, I am ashamed and afraid of the current government (“Purging America’s military,” Commentary, Nov. 13, 2013). This is the most audacious move to seize control of the military that I have ever witnessed, and the American people have no idea it is occurring before their eyes.

Every officer, from Flag down to O-5 is being terminated if they fail to adhere to the Obama policy of following orders without questioning their sanity or constitutionality.

We are in very serious trouble when this many senior officers are being forced into retirement simply because they do not march to the party drummer. This is absolutely frightening.

JOHN LEMANDRI


Williamsburg, Va.