- 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.
At a time when a lot of defense blogs are fading away like old soldiers, it is nice to see a new one launched and doing nicely. In awarding “best new national security blog” to “War on the Rocks,” our judge (me) cited it as consistently readable and thoughtful. Here is a nice item it had the other day on fiction about war.
Also, here is a good article from Washington’s City Paper by Rob Kunzig about the lives of young vets in D.C.
I’ve bought Phil Klay’s Redeployment, but haven’t yet started it, in part because I am wary of diving back into Iraq issues, but also because my current pleasure reading is Count Basie’s autobiography, which is fun but long.
(Hat tip to Deb Cummins)