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Thomas Ricks

Thomas Ricks is the Pulitzer-Prize winning military correspondent for The Washington Post.

Ricks has covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post since 2000. Until the end of 1999 he had the same beat at the Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for 17 years.

He has reported on U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. He was part of a Wall Street Journal team that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2000 for a series of articles on how the U.S. military might change to meet the new demands of the 21st century. Ricks also was part of a Washington Post team that won the 2002 Pulitzer prize for reporting about the beginning of the U.S. counteroffensive against terrorism.

His book FIASCO: The American Military Adventure in Iraq was published by Penguin Press in July 2006.

Born in Massachusetts in 1955, he grew up in New York and Afghanistan and graduated from Yale in 1977.

A collection of his Washington Post reporting can be found here.




What about learning from our mistakes in Iraq?
ASK THIS | July 24, 2006
As the war drags on, Washington Post military correspondent Thomas Ricks, whose new book charts the U.S. misadventures in Iraq, suggests some timely questions for the Washington press corps.

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