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Can the Army hit the curveball?

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on February 3, 2016.

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Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on February 3, 2016.

The Army today is like a baseball hitter who thinks he is great but refuses to swing at curveballs, alleges Andrew Hill, a professor at the Army War College.

 

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on February 3, 2016.

The Army today is like a baseball hitter who thinks he is great but refuses to swing at curveballs, alleges Andrew Hill, a professor at the Army War College.

That is, he says, the Army can’t succeed if it continues to refuse to think about the lessons of the last 15 years in Afghanistan and 13 years in Iraq.

Photo credit: hj_west/Flickr

 

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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