To suggest that taxpayer dollars are being wasted on high-quality housing for military commanders offends a country grateful for the selfless work of these American heroes.
Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, whose Florida home came under scrutiny by The Times, is one of America's greatest patriots. While serving with distinction in Iraq, Kelly fought alongside his troops when his convoy was unexpectedly attacked in the same 2004 fight that killed Marine Pfc. Chance Phelps, whose story was told in an HBO movie I co-produced. Years later, Kelly lost a son on that same battlefield.
Write about these heroes, and encourage improved healthcare for our veterans. If Kelly requires a home for his family while serving, the cost to taxpayers pales next to the price soldiers like him and others pay to defend our country.