Thomas Ricks

Center for a New American Security

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Senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, he writes The Best Defense blog at ForeignPolicy.com; author of The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq and The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 and Pulitzer Prize-winning former military correspondent for the Washington Post

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On Friday, former Army General David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA, citing his own bad judgment for an extramarital affair.

A Culture of Mediocrity Among the Army’s Top Brass

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There's been a  major shift  of familiar figures in the Obama security team.

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There's been a major shift of familiar figures in the Obama security team.

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President Obama is on the verge of a momentous decision: should he agree to  General Stanley McChrystal's request  for some 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan?  After a week of strategy…

War and Peace in Afghanistan

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