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Quote of the day: ‘So what?’

Army Capt. D.J. Skelton in a good Stars & Stripes profile on losing an eye and part of the left side of his head. "So I spend the rest of my life bumping into things on my left . . . So what." He’s heading to China as a foreign area officer.

By , a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy.
Courtesy of the U.S. Army
Courtesy of the U.S. Army
Courtesy of the U.S. Army

Army Capt. D.J. Skelton in a good Stars & Stripes profile on losing an eye and part of the left side of his head. "So I spend the rest of my life bumping into things on my left . . . So what." He's heading to China as a foreign area officer.

Army Capt. D.J. Skelton in a good Stars & Stripes profile on losing an eye and part of the left side of his head. "So I spend the rest of my life bumping into things on my left . . . So what." He’s heading to China as a foreign area officer.

Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1

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