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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Take the month off

That’s what I’m doing with this blog. I don’t plan to post again until September, unless Iraq invades Kuwait or something. I had considered inviting others to guest host the blog, but I don’t like that when other bloggers do it. So please have a safe August, and come back in one month. While I ...

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That's what I'm doing with this blog.

I don't plan to post again until September, unless Iraq invades Kuwait or something. I had considered inviting others to guest host the blog, but I don't like that when other bloggers do it. So please have a safe August, and come back in one month.

That’s what I’m doing with this blog.

I don’t plan to post again until September, unless Iraq invades Kuwait or something. I had considered inviting others to guest host the blog, but I don’t like that when other bloggers do it. So please have a safe August, and come back in one month.

While I am away, I’d welcome suggestions for how to improve this blog. What works for you, and what doesn’t? (For example, the director of our West Coast research office objected to referring to readers as “little grasshoppers.”) Please post here to let me know. And thanks for reading!

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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

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