This hit me: Not once, but twice recently, I have been seen someone in the military say that if he had a child about to deploy to Afghanistan, he would push him down the stairs or do something else to make him undeployable. Something is going on here, but I don't know exactly what it is. Do you, Mr. Jones?
It makes me think that the new anti-war movement is inside the military.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.