I think Carl Prine is one of the bravest, most honest voices on military issues out there, even when I don't agree with him. Few people will call BS on great reporters like Tom Ricks or Rajiv Chandrasekaran so casually, and still get the better of the argument. Nobody else seems so willing to name names instead of bitching vaguely about "the generals" or "the leadership." He's honest and funny and seems to have spent a lot of his career doing the kind of feel-good local journalism that keeps the field working. And his heroism in combat shines through in Owen West's new book.
So watching him lose the battle with brain injury so publicly, breaks my heart. I hope he still turns it around somehow.