- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Exum closes up shop on his blog with some fine final reflections. Check out especially his concluding rules for living and working in Washington.
Finally, an aside to Doctrine Man: Your list reminds me of deck chairs on the Titanic. It would be like rejecting the formation of NATO because the U.S. Army already had plans to open a PX in Heidelberg.