May 13, 2015

Yoda’s replacement: Air Force veteran to lead legendary Pentagon office

Source: Washington Post

Journalist: Greg Jaffe

There’s a new Yoda at the Pentagon.

Jim Baker, a retired Air Force colonel, has been tapped to run the Pentagon’s legendary Office of Net Assessment, taking over from Andrew W. Marshall, who recently retired after four decades running the Pentagon’s internal think tank.

Marshall was 93 years old when he stepped down late last year as the Pentagon’s top strategic guru. His reverential nickname, “Yoda,” reflected his wizened appearance, fanatical following in defense circles and enigmatic nature, all of which were said to evoke the Jedi master of “Star Wars” fame.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.


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