strong op ed by Lt Col Alexander Vindman, (ret)

just up at the website of The Washington Post,  and titled Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what’s right matters.

Here is how he begins:

After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian. I made the difficult decision to retire because a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies forever limited the progression of my military career.
This experience has been painful, but I am not alone in this ignominious fate. The circumstances of my departure might have been more public, yet they are little different from those of dozens of other lifelong public servants who have left this administration with their integrity intact but their careers irreparably harmed.

But he is just getting started.