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British military floating on a sea of alcohol

A British defense official says there is a culture in the British military that encourages consuming "vast amounts of alcohol" and "drinking to the point of oblivion."

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Lim Ashley/Flickr

A British defense official says there is a culture in the British military that encourages consuming "vast amounts of alcohol" and "drinking to the point of oblivion."

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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