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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Navy bounces admiral commanding Stennis strike group in Persian Gulf

This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can’t remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with ...

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This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can't remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with subordinates.

This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can’t remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with subordinates.

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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