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    POW/MIA Accounting

    Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of war” or “missing in action” (POW/MIA) service members from past conflicts in Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, Persian Gulf, and World War II. The Government Accountability Office released a report that showed DPD had given multiple department agencies overlapping authority and control of POW/MIA searches and that recovery operations lacked a cohesive mission.

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    U.S. Mobilization for World War I

    Professor Paul Kennedy talked about how the U.S. mobilized its industry and the military to fight in World War I. Professor Kennedy paid particular attention to stories from New York City and discussed its role in the war effort. He concluded his remarks with a look at the war’s legacy. The U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917, after President Woodrow Wilson signed a Congressional declaration of war against Germany. This talk was the keynote address for “America in a Time of War: City, Economy and Politics, 1914-1918,” a conference on World War I hosted by Columbia University.

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