I breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Rob Wittman, chairman of House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee said he was on his way Friday morning to the annual conference of Military Reporters and Editors in Washington. The chaos on Capitol Hill among the Republicans over the speaker’s post put a heavy cloud of uncertainty over my head. I moderated his presentation and the presentation of Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking member of Armed Services. They set a great tone for the meeting. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones.