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Marine commander in Hawaii booted, Navy skipper ousted, Saudis follow suit

Nothing more known at this time, except that USMC didn’t like how he do.

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Nothing more known at this time, except that USMC didn’t like how he do. Second one relieved from this post in last four years. (In other Hawaii news, a national park ranger tased a guy who was using a drone to film a lava lake. Bro!)

And the Navy ousted the skipper of the USS Lake Erie, alleging poor command climate.

If only the Army were as transparent as the Navy and Marine Corps about its personnel moves.

The Saudis also had a leadership shakeup. New heir to throne, new foreign minister, etc. Dan Drezner wonders if something more is up.

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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

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