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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Reliefs, firings, suspensions and such

A government sniper had a negligent discharge during a speech by the French president.

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— A government sniper had a negligent discharge during a speech by the French president. He hit a waiter and a railroad employee. We wish him well on his new assignment, probably on a remote island in the South Atlantic.

— The commander of the hospital at Ft. Bragg was put on double-secret probation.

 

— A government sniper had a negligent discharge during a speech by the French president. He hit a waiter and a railroad employee. We wish him well on his new assignment, probably on a remote island in the South Atlantic.

— The commander of the hospital at Ft. Bragg was put on double-secret probation.

— The British army tweeted this: “Army husband and wife make history when Lt Col Gill Wilkinson of 154 Regt RLC handed over command to her husband Lt Col Alan Wilkinson.”

— As expected the skipper of the Navy cruiser that grounded in Tokyo Bay was thrown overboard.

Photo credit: HOWARD PYLE/Harper’s Magazine/Wikimedia Commons

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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