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The “friggin’ in the riggin”” item about fraternization gone wild aboard a Navy destroyer drew the most reponses of any item ever posted on this blog. This is after months of me slogging through reports on friendly fire incidents, counterinsurgency doctrine, military personnel issues, and so on. What really gets you all going? Sex, or, ...

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The "friggin' in the riggin''" item about fraternization gone wild aboard a Navy destroyer drew the most reponses of any item ever posted on this blog. This is after months of me slogging through reports on friendly fire incidents, counterinsurgency doctrine, military personnel issues, and so on. What really gets you all going? Sex, or, more precisely, "gender issues."

It reminds me of what a sportswriter once told me -- that the worst job on a newspaper is covering baseball, basketball or football, because every reader believes himself to be an expert on the subject. Kind of like sex.

The “friggin’ in the riggin”” item about fraternization gone wild aboard a Navy destroyer drew the most reponses of any item ever posted on this blog. This is after months of me slogging through reports on friendly fire incidents, counterinsurgency doctrine, military personnel issues, and so on. What really gets you all going? Sex, or, more precisely, “gender issues.”

It reminds me of what a sportswriter once told me — that the worst job on a newspaper is covering baseball, basketball or football, because every reader believes himself to be an expert on the subject. Kind of like sex.

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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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