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0-6 relief: The Army takes a turn

The colonel commanding the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a Nebraska National Guard unit, was relieved in Iraq, apparently because of a "negative command climate." The brigade is in Iraq and scheduled to come home next month. What I don’t understand: How can so many colonels and captains be screwing up yet every general seems above ...

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The colonel commanding the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a Nebraska National Guard unit, was relieved in Iraq, apparently because of a "negative command climate." The brigade is in Iraq and scheduled to come home next month.

What I don’t understand: How can so many colonels and captains be screwing up yet every general seems above reproach?

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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