Thomas E. Ricks

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.

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Marine colonel: Drop the Cuba embargo

A Best Defense re-run. This item originally ran on Oct. 23, 2009. By Jeff Goodes Best Defense guest correspondent The Obama administration's decision to extend ...

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Quote of the day: A warning for SOF

From an article about Australian Special Operators: "The broad spectrum of activities, missions, and expectations of SOF could lead to the cardinal sin of all ...

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Some second thoughts on Lt. Lujan’s post

An angry staff officer responds to an earlier Best Defense guest post.

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: The Foxhole Guardians of WWII

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent The War Dog book tour continues, so here's a postcard from Iowa Jim in February, 1945, which ...

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