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Operation Goodnight Moon: A critique

Tracey Koehlmoos, a former special assistant to the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps and now associate professor at the Uniformed Services University, offers this military critique of the children’s classic, 'Goodnight Moon.'

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Tracey Koehlmoos, a former special assistant to the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps and now associate professor at the Uniformed Services University, offers this military critique of the children’s classic, Goodnight Moon:

The Old Lady Whispering Hush is running a sloppy operation and should take out the mouse if she is serious about her work. The two cats are slackers too for not protecting the subject of the book from the mouse invasion. The population is at risk of getting disease from the mouse eating the mush and then being consumed by the subject. It is amazing that the audience of that book doesn’t wake up with rodent related nightmares.

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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. @tomricks1

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