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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Another Navy skipper fired: 5 for the year

Hurled overboard from the USS San Diego, a big new amphibious ship which that isn’t even in the water yet. The culprit is the usual, “personal misconduct.” Why can’t we ever fire someone for combat ineffectiveness? 

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U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy

Hurled overboard from the USS San Diego, a big new amphibious ship which that isn't even in the water yet. The culprit is the usual, "personal misconduct." Why can't we ever fire someone for combat ineffectiveness

Hurled overboard from the USS San Diego, a big new amphibious ship which that isn’t even in the water yet. The culprit is the usual, “personal misconduct.” Why can’t we ever fire someone for combat ineffectiveness

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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