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Quote of the day: A warning for SOF

Enthusiasm doesn't equal capability.

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From an article about Australian Special Operators: “The broad spectrum of activities, missions, and expectations of SOF could lead to the cardinal sin of all special operations; confusing enthusiasm with actual capability.” (Tom’s italics)

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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