Mistakenly using live ammunition in training: Is this becoming a trend?
Here’s another(!) one: Japanese troops fired 79 live rounds at each other in training the other day.
The rule of journalism is that you need three examples to make a trend. So I expect another such incident soon.
In another unhappy trend, more retired Navy officers were indicted in the Fat Leonard case. Is there a precedent for such a long-running investigation busting so many relatively senior officers, from captains to admirals?
Finally, a farewell to Commander Bond James Bond.
(HT to LK)
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Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1
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