Faitfhful readers may recall our posts on Lt. Peter Hegseth, the Forest Lake, Minnesota native. He graduated from Princeton and served with the 101st Airborne Division as a member of the New Jersey National Guard. We heard from Pete in connection with his service in both Guantanamo and Iraq.
Today’s Star Tribune carries Pete’s op-ed column “The surge can work, but it needs time.” The column is a companion to Pete’s October 2006 Wall Street Journal column “More troops, please.” Pete’s column today argues the necessity of giving General Petraeus — and the new counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq — time to succeed (or fail). In a message to us this morning, Pete updates us on his current mission:
I recently became the Executive Director of Vets for Freedom. The mission of Vets for Freedom is to