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BD’s comment of the day: On jumping into Indian country back in the day

"RVN SF VET," in the comments on Friday’s Special Forces item, got off this line about how nice it was, when parachuting into hostile territory, to be greeted on the ground by a CIA officer. It reads like something from a fun novel: "Yes, there were ‘blind drop’ UW operations, but let’s just say they ...

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"RVN SF VET," in the comments on Friday’s Special Forces item, got off this line about how nice it was, when parachuting into hostile territory, to be greeted on the ground by a CIA officer. It reads like something from a fun novel:

"Yes, there were ‘blind drop’ UW operations, but let’s just say they weren’t appealing to the cognoscenti."

He even spelled "cognoscenti" right, according to Mr. "F7" Spellcheck.

Speaking of Afghanistan, one place where the CIA got there first, a correspondent writes to report a Petraeus sighting Sunday in Washington DC. The general was running hard and, contrary to what was stated here last week, the guy did not look at all tired, this person adds.

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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