Ricks is a prolific author on military affairs, with a new books just out, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today.
And here's the report at WaPo, "Tom Ricks to MSNBC: You're just like Fox, only not as good at it."
And for the record, I don't think Fox News should have cut short Ricks' appearance on the network. It'd be easy enough to come back with another commentator for rebuttal, for example, Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters, who hasn't been too kind to the administration about these things. That said, I agree: MSNBC is a shitty network, with a bunch of despicable hacks, like the disgusting lying lesbo Rachel Maddow.