- 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.
Q: What do these six people have in common?: Geoff Hoon, John Reid, Des Browne, John Hutton, Bob Ainsworth, Liam Fox.
A: Over the last six years, all have served as the British chief of defense.