If like me you hoped that meant Mason was reporting, prepare to be disappointed. They're writing about Robert Gates. In a really superficial manner. Gates is now as over-covered as Charlie Sheen. If you're going to write about him now, you need to offer something. They have nothing to offer but more fluff and hype.
What about the rate of sexual assault in the military under Gates? Won't find out about it there (but it did increase). Ditto the rate of suicide.
They prove they can write chatty. They fail to prove they can report. For realities on Gates, read C.I.'s "Does that Gate ever close?"
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"