A recent letter contributor asked, "Where were the sergeants, lieutenants, majors and colonels ..." during the Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden episodes of revealing the country's secrets.
They were there, but perhaps their hands were tied by the American present-day modi operandi of political correctness, don' ask-don't tell, keep things to yourself, don't profile, to each his own and that old favorite, MYOB.
In closing, I would like to ask the writer why he left out the rank of captain. We had them in the Marine Corps. Some Marine captains were pretty good.
Edmund Patrick Kelley
Hilton Head Island