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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Was I kidding about the military’s Industrial Era personnel policies?

Check out this story from Barno & Bensahel, the dynamic duo of military policy commentary.

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Check out this story from Barno & Bensahel, the dynamic duo of military policy commentary: Army lieutenant is told he won’t be promoted because of two year gap in his military career — while he was at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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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