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    Book Discussion on Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

    Former Secretary Webb talked about his book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, published by Broadway. He traced the immigration of the Scots-Irish, an ethnic group…

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    Hemingway's War Writing

    Panelists talked about Ernest Hemingway’s war writings, as well as other notable authors' works on war. They discussed the influence that Hemingway had on other war writers and…

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    Author Interview

    Former Secretary Webb is the author of Lost Soldiers.

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    Book Discussion on Lost Soldiers

    Former Secretary Webb, also a Vietnam veteran and former assistant secretary of State, talked about his book, Lost Soldiers, a novel published by Bantam Books. The book is a fictional…

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    National Security Law in a Changing World

    Former Secretary Webb talked about defense policy. Among the issues he addressed were U.S. involvement in peacekeeping missions, the role of presidential authority, and structuring the…

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    State of the U.S. Military

    Former Secretary Webb talked about the state of the U.S. military in the post-Cold War era, including the proper use of military force and political-military relationships. Following…

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    Vietnam Revisited, Day 4

    In an interview, James Clad discussed politics and tourism in Singapore and Thailand. Former Navy Secretary James Webb took viewer questions on the political split in the American…

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    Persian Gulf War

    Mr. Webb discussed the military aspects of the Persian Gulf war. He discussed the military objectives of the armed forces and also discussed the topics of terrorism and war crimes.

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    Persian Gulf War

    Secretary Webb was interviewed via telephone on his views of the Persian Gulf conflict.

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    U.S. Persian Gulf Policy

    Testimony centered around U.S. troop deployment in Saudi Arabia and suggestions that a military draft should be instituted. Former Navy Secretary Webb stated that “proper…

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    NATO in the 1990's

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    Defense Reform

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    Teaching the Vietnam War

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    Realities Facing the U.S. Military

    Secretary of the Navy James Webb talked about the need for open discussion regarding whether, and how, the U.S. can maintain commitments throughout the world. He said that commitments…

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    Naval Memorial Dedication

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    Leadership: Address to Midshipmen

    Secretary of the Navy James Webb spoke to the cadets at the U.S. Naval Academy as a part of the Forrestal Lecture series. Secretary Webb addressed the cadets on the virtues of…

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