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The Marines are running a lecture series on AfPak cultural issues in the coming months at Quantico. First up, on Jan. 20, is a University of Pennsylvania prof on "Social and Political Dissent in Pashtu Poetry: The Case of Malang Jan."   Like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog would say, I kid. But I applaud ...

United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps

The Marines are running a lecture series on AfPak cultural issues in the coming months at Quantico. First up, on Jan. 20, is a University of Pennsylvania prof on "Social and Political Dissent in Pashtu Poetry: The Case of Malang Jan."  

Like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog would say, I kid. But I applaud the Marines for doing this.

The Marines are running a lecture series on AfPak cultural issues in the coming months at Quantico. First up, on Jan. 20, is a University of Pennsylvania prof on "Social and Political Dissent in Pashtu Poetry: The Case of Malang Jan."  

Like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog would say, I kid. But I applaud the Marines for doing this.

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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