About Thomas E. Ricks
Thomas 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.
* Fiasco Excerpts: In Iraq, Military Forgot the Lessons of Vietnam.
* One Unit's Aggressive Approach to Fighting the Insurgency.
A collection of his Washington Post reporting is below:
Contact Thomas E. Ricks
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Washington Post staff writer Thomas E. Ricks was online on Monday, July 24, 2006 to discuss his book and to answer reader questions.