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Overheard in the TOC or at day care?

Chief Red Bull surfaces with a great item about whether the following comment was heard in a Tactical Operations Center (that is, a military headquarters in the field) or in a day care center: "Who told you do that?" "Why didn’t you do what I told you to do?" "Was that a good decision or ...

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Chief Red Bull surfaces with a great item about whether the following comment was heard in a Tactical Operations Center (that is, a military headquarters in the field) or in a day care center:

  • "Who told you do that?"
  • "Why didn’t you do what I told you to do?"
  • "Was that a good decision or a poor decision?"
  • "Where did you last see it when you lost it?"
  • "Time to take a nap!"
  • "Where were you when you saw the bad stranger?"
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. @tomricks1

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