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Guy who was gonna be chief of the Turkish air force arrested instead

And another eight officers are being interrogated over a plan many years ago to cause disruptions, such as bombing mosques, that eventually would lead to a military coup. Our military is boring by comparison. And that is a good thing. The closest we’ve come is President Truman’s crack that, if being "a dumb son of ...

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And another eight officers are being interrogated over a plan many years ago to cause disruptions, such as bombing mosques, that eventually would lead to a military coup.

Our military is boring by comparison. And that is a good thing. The closest we've come is President Truman's crack that, if being "a dumb son of a bitch ...[was] against the law for generals, ...half to three-quarters of them would be in jail."

(HT to NIMJ)

And another eight officers are being interrogated over a plan many years ago to cause disruptions, such as bombing mosques, that eventually would lead to a military coup.

Our military is boring by comparison. And that is a good thing. The closest we’ve come is President Truman’s crack that, if being "a dumb son of a bitch …[was] against the law for generals, …half to three-quarters of them would be in jail."

(HT to NIMJ)

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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