- 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.
But of course the U.S. military likes to train before it fights, right? That raises the crucial question: What would be a good name for a joint U.S.-Iranian exercise? Send in your suggestion! (You can post it as a comment here, tweet it to me @tomricks1, or e-mail it to me at the address at the bottom of my FP bio.)
Winner gets a copy of David Ignatius’s new novel about the CIA, The Director.
Some suggestions so far:
Great Satan ’14
Combatant Clergy I
Sectarian Focus II
Exercise External Look