Thomas E. Ricks

Thomas E. Ricks is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Mr. Ricks also writes an online blog for called -The Best Defense, and is the author of the new book, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, published by The Penguin Press.  He is also the author of the bestselling books, The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-08 (Penguin, 2009) and Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 (Penguin, 2006), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.  Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Ricks covered the U.S. military for The Washington Post from 2000 through 2008 and the Wall Street Journal from 1982 through 1999.