Thomas E. Ricks

Thomas E. Ricks is the author of several books about the American military, including Fiasco, Making the Corps, and The Generals.

Forgotten Warrior

Unknown outside the military, General William DePuy may have been the most influential soldier since World War II.

Fight Club

bout eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army produced an important new manual on counterinsurgency that, when implemented last year in Iraq, helped American troops greatly improve the security situation there. Retired lieutenant colonel Nathan Sassamans recent memoir, Warrior King, is the mirror opposite of that documentit is, effectively, the anti-manual. And it should be required… Read more »