On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
I was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning, doing my best to explain the impact of the impending sequestration on federal agency operations -- including answering some tough questions from a group of students at Mount Vernon High School in northern Virginia.
In the course of the appearance, I hope I shed some light on some of the basic issues surrounding the sequester and potential furloughs of federal employees.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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