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How the best-laid plans can benefit from a Hot Wash

“Hot Wash” (sometimes presented in compound form as “hotwash”) generally is accepted to mean an informal discussion that takes place immediately after a project, exercise, incident, or crisis to determine how things went, while events are still fresh in the minds of the participants. Many say the term is another way of describing an after-action review, though I tend to view the latter as a more formal exercise that takes place with less im...

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