Nos. 8 and 9 of 2012 got heaved last week whilst I was out "gigging catfish," as Exum would say. There is some good news in the two latest: Someone got fired not for zipper problems but for what Navy Times called "inadequate performance in administration and operations that were observed over an extended period of time."
Up with competence!
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.