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Tom Ricks's Inbox

Bang Bang -- Ramstein

Du Hast -- Ramstein

Stomp (Remix) -- Young Buck

Another One Bites the Dust -- Queen

Chop Suey -- System of a Down

[Expletive] the System -- System of a Down

Wake Me Up When September Ends -- Green Day

Let The Bodies Hit The Floor -- Drowning Pool

I'm Already There (Messages from Home) -- Lonestar

Down -- 311

Killing in the Name Of -- Rage Against the Machine

Symphony of Destruction -- Megadeath

So there ya go. That is the music that gets this soldier going before he leaves the wire.


In the June 17th Inbox, I quoted some of the 213 things that a "Spec. Schwarz" had learned cannot be done in the U.S. military. Since then, Jonathan Schwarz has surfaced and identified himself as the author of that list. He notes that he isn't female and that his complete catalog of forbidden actions can be read at .


Tom Ricks is The Post's military correspondent. This feature aims to give readers a snapshot of the conversations about Iraq, Afghanistan and other matters that play out in Ricks's e-mail inbox. Have an interesting document? Send it to

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