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Here’s the 411. CNAS seriously is a good gig, the only place where I’ve ever enjoyed the weekly meeting. It also is the only think tank around led by veterans of our current wars. Plus, there’s cold beer in the fridge, apparently as a matter of policy. I’m told the job would be best for ...

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Here's the 411. CNAS seriously is a good gig, the only place where I've ever enjoyed the weekly meeting. It also is the only think tank around led by veterans of our current wars. Plus, there's cold beer in the fridge, apparently as a matter of policy.

I'm told the job would be best for someone from a military family, or with military experience, who is a strong writer, has experience in analyzing national security issues, probably has a master's degree or more in a related field, and has a passionate interest in helping veterans and military family members.  

Full warning: The interns are scary smart. They keep you on your toes.

Here’s the 411. CNAS seriously is a good gig, the only place where I’ve ever enjoyed the weekly meeting. It also is the only think tank around led by veterans of our current wars. Plus, there’s cold beer in the fridge, apparently as a matter of policy.

I’m told the job would be best for someone from a military family, or with military experience, who is a strong writer, has experience in analyzing national security issues, probably has a master’s degree or more in a related field, and has a passionate interest in helping veterans and military family members.  

Full warning: The interns are scary smart. They keep you on your toes.

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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