Our article on the West Point class of '05 prompted praise of the cadets' patriotism and bravery. Some readers, however, were critical of America's sacrificing of its brightest young leaders to the war in Iraq

Thank you for the insightful, compassionate story on the U.S. Military Academy and the profiles of three graduates [May 30]. They are very different yet are terrific in their individual ways. We Americans too often forget that the military academies have a mission to prepare leaders for the future, whether we are at war or not. We take for granted that...

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