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ASU Insight: Thomas E. Ricks - Why I fear we will lose our next big War

Thomas E Ricks, Arizona State University, Cronkite School

Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer Price-winning Journalist and National Security Expert.

February 08, 2016

Thomas E. Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author and national security expert, is the featured speaker of the 10th annual Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

A senior adviser for national security at the New America Foundation and a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, Ricks will explore the future of war and the type of military leadership necessary in the 21st century.

At the Washington Post, Ricks was part of a reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for coverage on America’s war on terrorism. He also was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal that won the same award in 2000 for coverage of U.S. defense spending and military deployment in the post-Cold War era.

Ricks has reported on U.S. military activities around the globe and is the author of numerous books, including New York Times best-seller and Pulitzer Prize finalist “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq.” His most recent book is “The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.”