Best Defense

Best Defense is a Foreign Policy national defense blog by Thomas E. Ricks. Ricks covered the U.S. military for 20 years for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He is the author of five books about the military.

“Next week, President Obama flies into Riyadh. He will find an unsettling welcome. The mood has darkened since his first trip in 2009.”

Review of Game Changers: Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists.

Continue on for a link to this excellent Best Defense essay. A  must read - and we don't say say that very often.