Best Defense

Skipper of USS Essex dumped the old school way: For lousy ship handling

Not, a friend notes, for sex, drugs or video tape.

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Not, a friend notes, for sex, drugs or video tape.

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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