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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

A new military competition: Has your base’s sexual assault czar been arrested yet? And yes, there is in fact a silver bullet.

Now the manager of the sexual harassment and assault program at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has been busted for allegedly violating a protective order banning him from contact with his ex-wife, and for stalking her. This makes me think even more that the theme of our current thread of discussion is correct: that the generals really ...

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Now the manager of the sexual harassment and assault program at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has been busted for allegedly violating a protective order banning him from contact with his ex-wife, and for stalking her.

This makes me think even more that the theme of our current thread of discussion is correct: that the generals really haven't cared enough to put good people in these sexual harassment jobs.

Which means that President Obama is incorrect when he says that "there's no silver bullet to solving this problem." I bet he was just repeating what his generals told him. And that indicates that they are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Now the manager of the sexual harassment and assault program at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has been busted for allegedly violating a protective order banning him from contact with his ex-wife, and for stalking her.

This makes me think even more that the theme of our current thread of discussion is correct: that the generals really haven’t cared enough to put good people in these sexual harassment jobs.

Which means that President Obama is incorrect when he says that "there’s no silver bullet to solving this problem." I bet he was just repeating what his generals told him. And that indicates that they are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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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