Best Defense

True Haiku

Visited D.C.



Visited D.C.

Everywhere I wrote a book*

Being torn down

(*Washington Post, CSIS, CNAS)

Photo credit: Daniel X. O’Neil/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas 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

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