About 3 months ago there was a piece written in which the author advocated closing the US Military Academy and its sister academies. I wasn't impressed with his argument.
A "sosh" professor at West Point has articulated why we should not only keep West Point open, but should clone it for other fields. I don't agree with his argument, however. The primary reason for keeping West Point open is that it's doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing--training high-caliber officers for our army. The army is pleased with West Point's product, and it's graduates are helping to win our wars.
Why on earth would we want to close such an institution?