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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

McChrystal retires

No surprise, and probably the right thing to do. From what I hear he behaved correctly all last week, after the mess erupted. I hope he first takes a long and enjoyable vacation and then does something interesting like run an NGO.

Alaskan Dude / Flickr.com
Alaskan Dude / Flickr.com
Alaskan Dude / Flickr.com

No surprise, and probably the right thing to do. From what I hear he behaved correctly all last week, after the mess erupted. I hope he first takes a long and enjoyable vacation and then does something interesting like run an NGO.

No surprise, and probably the right thing to do. From what I hear he behaved correctly all last week, after the mess erupted. I hope he first takes a long and enjoyable vacation and then does something interesting like run an NGO.

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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