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    Vietnam Air War Symposium, Part 2

    Three Vietnam air war veterans talked about their time in Vietnam and gave their perspectives on Professor Mark Clodfelter’s book, The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of…

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    U.S. Military and the Mekong River Delta

    Edward Marolda talked about U.S. military activity in the Mekong River delta during the Vietnam War. Mr. Marolda argued that U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Army were successful at…

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    Interview on Fatal Politics

    Ken Hughes talked about his book, Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book…

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    American Bombing of North Vietnam

    Retired Air Force officer and National War College professor Mark Clodfelter talks about his book The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North Vietnam. In his book, Professor…

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    The Battle of Ia Drang Valley

    This 1965 CBS News special report anchored by Morely Safer looks at a battle in Vietnam that began on October 19, 1965, and lasted for five weeks. Anchor Walter Cronkite began the…

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    Nixon, Vietnam, and the October 1969 Nuclear Alert

    William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball talked about their book, Nixon’s Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War. In the book, they detail how the…

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    Charles Robb and Lynda Johnson Robb on Life in Public Service

    Former Governor Charles Robb (D-VA) and Lynda Johnson Robb, his wife and the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, talked about life in public service and their memories of the Vietnam…

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    Veterans Day Sights and Sounds

    Live Veterans Day scenes from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and congressional messages

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    Veterans Day Sights and Sounds

    Live Veterans Day scenes from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and congressional messages

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    Veterans Day Sights and Sounds

    Live Veterans Day scenes from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Book Discussion on The People Make the Peace

    Contributors and editors from the book, The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, talked about their personal experiences in the Vietnam antiwar movement.

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    Normalization of Relations with Vietnam

    Amanda Demmer talked about the process and timeline of the normalization of diplomatic relations with Vietnam after the war. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American…

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    Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam

    Professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the Korean and Vietnam wars to destroy the landscape and infrastructure. She argued that during this time the…

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    Melvin Laird and the U.S. Military

    Panelists talked about Melvin Laird’s time as President Nixon’s defense secretary during the last years of the Vietnam War, and his strategy to position the military for the…

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    Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk

    Jan Herman, historian and author of The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk, talked about the USS Kirk’s humanitarian mission to rescue refugees…

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    Book Discussion on Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Robert Doubek talked about his book Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story, in which he provides an inside account of the creation of the Vietnam Veterans…

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    Women Reporters in Vietnam

    Women journalists talked about their challenges while reporting on the Vietnam War in the 1960s. They spoke about the shift from traditional roles for female journalists, such as writing…

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    Not for Conquest

    This July 1965 U.S. army report from Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara outlines defense spending, activities around the world, and troop increases in South Vietnam.

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Lyndon B. Johnson held a news conference about the war in Vietnam and announced a large increase in American forces.

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    50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    House and Senate leaders spoke at an official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War in the Capitol Visitor Center. They were joined by Defense Secretary…

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