Best Defense

Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Is Iraq breaking up?

The smart money says no.

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The smart money says no.

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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