- 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 email@example.com.
A comment from Christopher Swift, national security thinker at U. Va., has me thinking: "If we don’t define the war we’re engaged in, then the war will invariably define us."
Is this true? If so, we probably should be paying more than intermittent attention.