- 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.
Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on January 31, 2014.
An NCO who takes care of his unit, another member stands on the lookout, and two guys in the background are just loafing and watching the passing scene.