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.
Yow. This guy is a piece of work. Back in the day when I covered the Senate Armed Services Committee, he frequently struck me as mean-spirited. If he is running things, he will do things like make excuses for Abu Ghraib. Keep an eye on that space.