- 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.
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.