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Defense news kind of quiet?

Izzit just me, or is defense-related news kind of quiet these days?

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Izzit just me, or is defense-related news kind of quiet these days? Pentagon seems quiescent, no generals getting court-martialed, services adjusting to new chiefs and such. Airstrikes in Middle East but that’s been going on 4ever.

I always liked the scene in the movies where the younger soldier or cowboy happily comments, “Pretty quiet tonight,” and the more seasoned one waits a beat, grimaces, and replies, “Yeah, too quiet.” Then an arrow or bullet flies overhead.

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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
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