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A ‘War on the Rocks’ Xmas reading list

I’ve been reading the blog "War on the Rocks" with interest, and so am pleased to be able to recommend their year-end reading list. But I still don’t understand the blog’s name. Does it refer to running aground or drinking whiskey? Or to something else? I suspect it is because war is never "neat."

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I've been reading the blog "War on the Rocks" with interest, and so am pleased to be able to recommend their year-end reading list. But I still don't understand the blog's name. Does it refer to running aground or drinking whiskey? Or to something else?

I suspect it is because war is never "neat."

I’ve been reading the blog "War on the Rocks" with interest, and so am pleased to be able to recommend their year-end reading list. But I still don’t understand the blog’s name. Does it refer to running aground or drinking whiskey? Or to something else?

I suspect it is because war is never "neat."

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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