Thomas Ricks at the Commonwealth Club

Thomas Ricks
Washington Post Senior Pentagon Correspondent Thomas Ricks speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios February 8, 2009 in Washington, DC.
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Pulitzer prize winning Washington Post reporter Thomas Ricks discusses the Iraq war and his new book about that war, "The Gamble."

Ricks has covered the U.S. military for more than twenty years, currently for the Washington Post and previously for the Wall Street Journal. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, once for a series of articles on how the U.S. military might change to meet the new demands of the 21st century.

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