General Stanley McChrystal was a four-star general and headed the Joint Strategic Operations Command from 2003-2008. In an op-ed for the New York Times, McChrystal says that the small cost (only $1.35 per taxpayer) and significant benefits of PBS to public safety and the public good should keep its funding secure. In effect, the op-ed is a rebuke of Trump's budget that would cut funding to the producer of shows like Sesame Street. McChrystal served until 2010 until he was fired by President Obama for negative comments about Vice President Biden. Until that time, his military career was widely viewed by folks in that world as impeccable and honorable.