- 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.
Col. John Merna was ousted as commander of the 31 MEU on Okinawa for "intemperate behavior," among other things. I’d like to know more about that. I mean, sometimes people need a kick in the butt. Or was he just screaming at everyone?
Meanwhile, former Virginia Senator and former Marine James Webb said he is considering running for president. I am surprised-I thought he didn’t like being a senator and that he wanted to go back to writing novels. I think I have read all of his.