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    Book Discussion on An American in the Basement

    Amy Waters Yarsinske talked about her book, An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death, the story of US Navy Captain Michael Scott…

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    Book Discussion on Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

    Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events…

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    Women Veterans of the Persian Gulf War

    The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a panel discussion on the contributions of women to the Persian Gulf War and the impact on…

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    Gulf War 20th Anniversary Tribute

    A 20th anniversary tribute was paid to the men and women killed in the 1991 Gulf War. Retired General Barry McCaffrey spoke, and a wreath was laid by other commanding officers from…

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    20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War

    Former President George H.W. Bush commemorated the 20th anniversary of the initiation of military operations to liberate Kuwait from Iraq by inviting Desert Storm veterans to a discussion…

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    Gulf War Veterans Act

    Witnesses testified at an oversight hearing into the implementation of the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act of 1998. The addressed specifically the extent to which the Department of Veterans…

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    Gulf War Illnesses

    Members of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illness announced the release of their report, “Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans'…

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    Sarin Exposure and Gulf War Illnesses

    Witnesses testified regarding Gulf War illnesses and syndromes. Among the topics addressed were the possible causes of these maladies, ongoing research, treatment and care for…

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    Book Discussion on Spare Parts: A Marine Reservist's Journey

    Mr. Williams talked about his book, Spare Parts: A Marine Reservist’s Journey from Campus to Combat in 38 Days, published by Gotham Books. The book was a memoir of the…

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    Book Discussion on Baghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile]

    Ms. al-Radi talked about her first book, Baghdad Diaries: A Woman’s Chronicle of War and Exile, published by Vintage. The book originated from the author’s diary…

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    Prisoner of War Interviews

    Interviews with former American POW’s of the 1991 Persian Gulf War which were conducted by staff members of the National POW Museum were shown. The interviews were gathered in…

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    Prisoner of War Interviews

    Interviews with former prisoners of war of the 1991 Persian Gulf War conducted by staff members of the National POW Museum were shown. The interviews were gathered in 1996 for a museum…

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    Prisoner of War Interviews

    Interviews with prisoners of war from the 1991 Persian Gulf War conducted by staff members of the National POW Museum were shown. The interviews were gathered in 1996 for a museum…

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    Book Discussion on Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War

    Anthony Swofford discussed his Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, published by Scribner. In 1990, Mr. Swofford, a young Marine…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Veterans and military analysts spoke to reporters about the 1991 Gulf war and their opposition to any preemptive strike against Iraq. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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    Persian Gulf Retrospective

    Mr. Kornacki talked about selected speeches from the 1991 debate over the Persian Gulf War.

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    Book Discussion on No One Left Behind

    Ms. Yarsinske talked about her book No One Left Behind: The Lieutenant Commander Michael Scott Speicher Story, published by Dutton. The book tells the story of Michael Scott…

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    Gulf War Illness

    Participants announced a new advisory panel created by the Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate the cause of illness among Gulf War veterans.

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    Coalition Building in the Gulf War

    Mr. Baker spoke about diplomatic efforts to build an international coalition to fight Iraq and liberate Kuwait. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

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    Gulf War Archival Compilation

    Gulf War highlights include: Pentagon Briefing on the start of the air war, with Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Colin Powell on January 16, 1991;…

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