- By Thomas E. RicksThomas 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 email@example.com.
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.