Thomas Ricks
Confronting Authoritarianism Around the World

June 2, 2017 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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Thomas Ricks, one of America’s top journalists covering the military, will talk about the unique set of challenges facing the US armed forces today, and how the Trump administration is likely to handle these challenges.  A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former correspondent for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Ricks will talk to a LAWAC breakfast on Friday, June 2nd.  Ricks will talk about the potential for war with an increasingly hostile North Korea, and the array of military advisers talking to the President on a daily basis.  Ricks will also discuss his new book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell and how they fought for democracy against the threats of authoritarian rule in the 1930’s and 40’s – a theme that is again becoming urgent with the rise of authoritarian rulers in Russia and across Asia.

Thomas E. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its "Future of War" project. He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog The Best Defense. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he covered U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble, and the number one New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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