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    Book Discussion on Heart of a Patriot

    Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland talked about his memoir, Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove (Simon & Schuster; October 6, 2009),…

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    Veterans' Burials and National Cemetery Policy

    Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “Honoring the Fallen: How Can We Better Serve America’s Veterans and Their Families?” The hearing focused on the current…

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    U.S. Role in the World

    Karl Rove and former Governor Jeb Bush debated General McCaffrey and former Senator Max Cleland on the question, “Should America Bring Democracy to the World?” Charlie Rose…

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    Democratic Radio Address

    Former Senator Max Cleland delivered the weekly Democratic radio address. He criticized the war in Iraq, comparing it to the Vietnam War, and citing the toll in dead and wounded troops and…

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    Congressional Campaigns by Veterans

    Democratic congressional candidates who are also veterans spoke to reporters about their decisions to seek elected office and their support for Democratic Party principles. Former…

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    Resolution to Withdraw Troops from Iraq

    Former Senator Cleland and others described the bipartisan House Joint Resolution 55, the Homeward Bound Act, which is the latest effort to urge President Bush to undertake a plan for…

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    The Future of Iraq

    A Bipartisan informal hearing on exit strategies for Iraq was held. Representative Woolsey called for the discussions with a focus on how to withdraw American troops while fulfilling…

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    Democratic Radio Address

    Former Senator Cleland spoke in the weekly Democratic radio address about the situation in Iraq, calling for either a strategy to win or a strategy to get out.

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    Veterans Oral History

    Former Senator Max Cleland (D-GA, 1997-2003) recalled his memories of serving in Vietnam, where he was wounded and lost three limbs. This is a portion of an interview conducted by the…

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    Tribute to Tom Daschle

    Current and former Democratic leaders honored former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle for his dedication to government and public service. Tom Daschle lost his re-election bid the…

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    Presidential Candidates Debate: Media Center

    Following the first of three presidential debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, campaign officials and surrogates spoke to the media about their impressions of the…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day 4 Evening

    In the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, party leaders, legislators and others talked about the Kerry presidential candidacy and his ability as a…

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    Daschle Senate Campaign Event

    Senator Daschle talked with constituents at Southwest Middle School. Former Senator Cleland also spoke. The minority leader was scheduled to face Republican challenger John Thune…

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    Intelligence and the War on Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about ways to improve the effectiveness of the U.S. intelligence community against terrorist threats. Among the issues addressed were the leadership, organization,…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Former Senator Cleland discussed U.S. policy towards Iraq and his role on the 9-11 Commission. He reported on the problem of coordinating intelligence information and the problem that…

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    Kerry Announcement

    With a backdrop of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Senator Kerry officially announced his campaign for the presidency. In his remarks he criticized Bush administration policies as…

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    Terrorism and the Muslim World

    Witnesses testified about the connections between Islam, jihad, and terrorism. Among the topics they addressed were Islamic culture and politics, the impact of U.S. policy in the…

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    Origins and Impact of al-Qaida

    Witnesses testified about the origins and operations of the al-Qaida terrorist network. Among the topics they addressed were the influence of Islamic and Middle Eastern culture, the…

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    Terrorist Attack Commission Hearing: Civil Aviation

    Officials testified about aviation security and changes in civil aviation policies and procedures following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

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    Terrorist Attack Commission: Congressional Views

    Lawmakers testified before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States about the commission’s mandates and objectives, as well as intelligence oversight…

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