- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Naval Academy has made a terrible mistake by waiving its "zero tolerance" of drug use for a football player who tested positive for marijuana use. What exactly makes the Navy, after punishing so many sailors for puffing a little weed, think this guy should be an officer? The Academy’s leadership — and I am guessing the entire Navy’s — looks like a bunch of hypocrites.