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.”
The transition to a second Obama term won't bring the same disruptive level of change that would've occurred with a switch in chief executives. But it will bring changes to government, in everything from who will lead agencies to what will happen with the president's management agenda.
Government Executive's research arm, the Government Business Council, is interested in your thoughts about how the second Obama term will play out. They've put together a quick survey on transition issues. It takes only a few minutes to fill out, and will provide insight on how government will function for the next four years.
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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