Heather Hurlburt

The Still-Ugly American

Could a legendary Cold War spy’s “hearts and minds” strategy, which failed in Vietnam, have worked in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s a tough sell.

After Gaddafi, Back to Uganda

In the week since the White House announced the dispatch of 100 U.S. troops to Uganda to battle the Lord’s Resistance Army, longtime Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi met a bloody end, apparently brought about by vengeful Libyan fighters but aided by NATO airstrikes, which forced his fleeing convoy off the road. In Slate, the journalist… Read more »

Ask One for the Gipper

It’s hard to imagine what Ronald Reagan would make of the GOP presidential contenders who will gather to debate at his presidential library next Wednesday. One imagines he would admire Michele Bachmann’s debate and media savvy, and Rick Perry’s campaign and people skills. On his record, though, things are a bit more complex. Reagan famously… Read more »