- 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 AP, which has been breaking news lately, says that Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Yeats-reading new chief of the Army, is gonna become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
The two questions I have:
–Why deprive the Army of his talents now? The Army needs some help.
–Why is Gates leading making the choice, instead of Panetta, the guy who will have to work with him?