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.
Three of our finest flag officers attempt to offer unifying visions for the United States, but run aground on the same political polarization that flummoxes everything else.
Truman’s quick recognition of Israel was tragic, dysfunctional, and quintessentially American.
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 »
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 »