The Post has done a great job covering the devastating impact of the sequester on the Defense Department and its contractors [“D-Day for the Pentagon?” editorial, Jan. 31]. Why has it done so much less about the impact on the other (a.k.a. non-defense, discretionary) half of the sequester? Those of us who work with government partners and contractors in the Department of Health and Human Services or the Education Department, for example, are equally concerned. Frankly, cuts to these types of programs might have more of an effect on our nation’s long-term health and prosperity than will the proposed cuts to the military.

Some equal time to covering the impact of all the cuts, not just defense, is warranted. I urge you to tell that story soon, while the potential to avoid the sequester is still real.

Michael R. Fraser, Cheverly