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The evils of rotation (III): Where have I heard this line before? Maybe … Saigon?

More on rotations: In a recent Leavenworth interview, Col. John Harding Jr. commented that, "The thing that we found in Iraq over the years was that we were fighting this war one year at a time." In his last tour, in 2011, he noted, "at the general officer, colonel and even lieutenant colonel rank, you ...

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In a recent Leavenworth interview, Col. John Harding Jr. commented that, "The thing that we found in Iraq over the years was that we were fighting this war one year at a time."

In his last tour, in 2011, he noted, "at the general officer, colonel and even lieutenant colonel rank, you saw those that were just over there because they knew they had to be there and deployed, but they didn’t have anything invested in Iraq."

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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