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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Three Medal of Honor recipients talked about their service in World War II, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. They spoke about why they joined the military and their personal views of heroism…

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    1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

    James Hornfischer talked about the role of Commander Ernest Evans and his destroyer, the USS Johnston, during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was sunk during the battle, and…

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    Korean War POWs

    Professor Lori Bogle talked about the American soldiers taken prisoner during the Korean War. Professor Bogle explained how the warring nations used prisoners to intimidate their…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. Secretary Hagel spoke about leadership and the challenges facing…

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    U.S. Navy and the Battle of New Orleans

    Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the role of the American Navy during the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. He described the history of the Navy leading up the battle, and…

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    International Conference on the War of 1812

    Two historians talked about the War of 1812. Donald Graves rejected the established reasoning for the British burning of Washington, D.C., arguing that the burning of Canadian towns by…

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    U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars

    U.S. Naval Academy professor Aaron O’Connell talked about the history of U.S. Marine Corps military engagements in the Caribbean, from the period following the Spanish-American War in…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

    President Obama gave the commencement address to the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. Among his comments he referred to a Pentagon report on sexual assault in the military…

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    Book Discussion on An Ethics of Interrogation

    U.S. Naval Academy assistant professor Michael Skerker talked about his book, An Ethics of Interrogation. He focused on the laws of war, applications of the Geneva Conventions, and the…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. He praised their service and offered encouragement as they moved to careers in the…

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    Book Discussion on Light This Candle: Alan Shepard

    Mr. Thompson talked about his book, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, published by Crown. In the book, the author chronicles the life of the first American in…

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    Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant

    History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The…

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    Generalship of Robert E. Lee

    History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The…

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    U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about the United States' role in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly U.S. relations with China. Her remarks were delivered as part of…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke to U.S. Naval Academy graduates at their commissioning ceremony.

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    The Confederate High Tide

    Professor Mary DeCredico teaches a history course on the Civil War at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In this lecture, she focused on early Confederate victories leading up to the…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement

    Vice President Biden spoke to U.S. Naval Academy graduates at their commissioning ceremony.

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    President Bush delivered a major foreign policy speech to midshipmen, faculty and officials at the U.S. Naval Academy. In his remarks he talked about the combating global terrorist…

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    Funeral Service for Vice Admiral James Stockdale

    The funeral service for Vice Admiral James Stockdale (Ret.) was held at the Naval Academy Chapel. Eulogies were given by his four sons, Adm. William Crowe (Ret.), and…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement

    President Bush gave the 2005 commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony. In his remarks he talked about military service and sacrifice, as…

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