Tom Ricks has covered the U.S. military for several decades and is the author of six books, most recently Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. He has won some prizes.

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A Defense Of The Police, From A Marine Veteran Turned Cop

August 16, 2018

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Cops And Veterans: The Real Problem May Be The ‘Pseudo-Militarization’ Of American Police

August 16, 2018

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Why Do So Many Recent Veterans Dislike Police Officers?

August 15, 2018

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Want To Write For ‘The Long March’? We Want To Hear From You

August 15, 2018

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14 Lessons for Transitioning: A Collection By Long March’s Council Of The Former Enlisted

August 14, 2018

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1. Stay in touch with some of the people you were there with. No one is going to listen or care as much as they do about that part of your life and probably no one will ever understand it as much as they do, so don’t lose touch and check on each other. 2. … Read More

How 360 Degree Evaluations Could Root Out the Military’s Toxic Leaders

August 14, 2018

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Marine Major William Shick writes in the April issue of Proceedings that one day he ran into a former corporal of his who has left the Corps for college. From this former corporal, I found out that Sergeant “Q”— the Marine who I thought was the best, most sincere Marine in my unit — was, … Read More

The US Tradition Of Civilian Control Of The Military Started Here

August 13, 2018

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Are Honor Flights Actually About Making Us Feel Better?

August 13, 2018

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