Best Defense

Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

One of the advantages of writing for this blog: You might get blasted into space

Navy Lt. Cdr. Victor Glover, who contributed columns here and here to Best Defense, was just selected to be an astronaut. So first, a Best Defense 21-gun salute! And let’s hope he remembers to contribute a guest column from outer space. I would love to have a bureau on Mars. Here’s the whole list of ...

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Navy Lt. Cdr. Victor Glover, who contributed columns here and here to Best Defense, was just selected to be an astronaut.

So first, a Best Defense 21-gun salute! And let's hope he remembers to contribute a guest column from outer space. I would love to have a bureau on Mars.

Here's the whole list of the new crop of space cadets.

Navy Lt. Cdr. Victor Glover, who contributed columns here and here to Best Defense, was just selected to be an astronaut.

So first, a Best Defense 21-gun salute! And let’s hope he remembers to contribute a guest column from outer space. I would love to have a bureau on Mars.

Here’s the whole list of the new crop of space cadets.

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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