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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

The Pakistani army and the Mumbai attacks

A Pakistani army colonel’s name has surfaced in the official Indian government investigation of the Mumbai/Bombay attacks. "Colonel R. Sadatullah" is an officer in the army’s "Special Communications Organisation," according to a report in Dawn of Pakistan. I hope this is the beginning of an effort to make the Pakistani army less part of the ...

A Pakistani army colonel’s name has surfaced in the official Indian government investigation of the Mumbai/Bombay attacks. "Colonel R. Sadatullah" is an officer in the army’s "Special Communications Organisation," according to a report in Dawn of Pakistan.

I hope this is the beginning of an effort to make the Pakistani army less part of the problem and more part of the solution. I know — easy to say…

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 ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1