- 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.
I’ll be giving a talk on my book tonite at the Willard Hotel in DC at 6:30 tonight, along with Susan Glasser, the smart and dynamic editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
It is free, but you must needs register. Click here to do so.
If you wear a Best Defense t-shirt tonight, you get a free drink after the show. But then again you get the drink even if you don’t. However, with the t-shirt you might get it faster.
In other CNAS news, the estimable Nate Fick is leaving the place to become CEO of some cyber company. He will be missed. We need a replacement. So, if you know someone who is energetic, unassuming, likable, married above himself, has a Harvard MBA, and is a fine leader, and who maybe also has written a good memoir of military service, just sent them to apply here.
Hagel embraces Israel, literally; Forklifts for nukes?; Dempsey reiterates growing relationship with PLA, talks friction points, too; Boston and Chechens have a history; Ash to Harvard tonight; and a little bit more.Gordon Lubold
Gordon Lubold is a national security reporter for Foreign Policy. He is also the author of FP's Situation Report, an e-mailed newsletter that is blasted out to more than 70,000 national security and foreign affairs subscribers each morning that includes the top nat-sec news, breaking news, tidbits, nuggets and what he likes to call "candy." Before arriving at FP, he was a senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, where he wrote on national security and foreign policy. Prior to his arrival at USIP, he was a defense reporter for Politico, where he launched the popular Morning Defense early morning blog and tip-sheet. Prior to that, he was the Pentagon and national security correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and before that he was the Pentagon correspondent for the Army Times chain of newspapers. He has covered conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia, and has reported on military matters in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Latin America as well as at American military bases across the country. He has spoken frequently on the sometimes-contentious relationship between the military and the media as a guest on numerous panels. He also appears on radio and television, including on CNN, public radio's Diane Rehm and To the Point, and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. He lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.| Situation Report |