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You can’t make this stuff up, pt. 11,555

The Israeli military had to cancel a planned operation after a soldier posted the details of the upcoming mission on Facebook. "The soldier also disclosed the name of the combat unit, the place of the operation and the time it will take place," Haaretz reports. The soldier actually wrote, "On Wednesday we clean up Qatanah ...

MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli military had to cancel a planned operation after a soldier posted the details of the upcoming mission on Facebook. "The soldier also disclosed the name of the combat unit, the place of the operation and the time it will take place," Haaretz reports. The soldier actually wrote, "On Wednesday we clean up Qatanah [a village near Ramallah], and on Thursday, god willing, we come home."

Can you imagine being this guy’s platoon leader?

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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