Another assignment for the Post.
My own experience in government long ago taught me what I call the "Firemen First" principle, meaning that an agency, faced with a budget cut, will quickly announce that those cuts will result in the loss of its most essential service--firemen, for example--while the excess bureaucrats at the headquarters go unmentioned.
Charles Peters is the founding editor of the Washington Monthly.
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|Title Annotation:||TILTING AT WINDMILLS; Washington Post; Department of Defense and budget sequestration|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2013|
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