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‘The Postal Service is Essential to National Security’
Osamah F. Khalil is an associate professor of history in the Maxwell School.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of medical and food supply chains as well as the importance of often overlooked and underpaid service workers, Khalil says in a commentary for The Hill. Another group of essential employees who have demonstrated their resilience are postal workers.
“Just as COVID-19 revealed the misaligned priorities of the past several decades, including the failure to identify health and health care as integral to national security, it has also demonstrated the importance of a vibrant and well-funded Postal Service,” Khalil writes. “Privatizing or eliminating the Postal Service will weaken, not strengthen, America’s national security posture when it is needed most.”
To read his essay in its entirety, visit The Hill.
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