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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U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

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