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    U.S. Air Power in Asia

    Authors Sam Kleiner and James M. Scott talked about the use of U.S. air power in Asia at both the beginning and end of World War II. Mr. Kleiner looked at the First American Volunteer Group…

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    U.S. World War II Bombing Operations - Matterhorn and Frantic

    Historians Tami Davis Biddle and Alexandra Richie talked about two lesser known World War II U.S. Army Air Force initiatives: Operation Matterhorn, which targeted mainland Japan and Japanese…

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    1944 Allied Air Campaigns in Europe

    Two historians presented talks in a National World War II Museum annual conference program titled, “Supremacy in the Skies: Allied Air Domination in Europe.” Donald Miller discussed the…

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    Battles of Hurtgen Forest and Peleliu

    Historians Rick Atkinson and Richard Frank talked about two World War II battles -  Hurtgen Forest and Peleliu, which both resulted in high American casualties. They talked about whether…

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    World War II Unheralded Commanders

    Historians discussed lesser known commanders of World War II. This talk was part of the National World War II Museum’s 2018 annual international conference.

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    Cassandra in Oz

    Conrad Crane, retired Army officer and former professor of history at West Point, talked about Cassandra in Oz: Counterinsurgency and Future War, on the creation and implementation of the…

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    Origins of the Cold War in Central Europe

    Alexandra Richie and Conrad Crane talked about the origins of the Cold War. Professor Richie spoke about Joseph Stalin and the reasons behind Soviet expansion, while Professor Crane examined the…

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    World War II War Crimes Trials

    Panelists discussed World War II war crime trials. Topics included the philosophy and justification of holding the trials, and the problem of who was or was not put on trial. Joe Persico spoke on the topic…

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    Veterans Day History

    Conrad Crane, participating by phone, talked about the origins of Veterans Day, including why it’s observed on November 11.

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    U.S. Strategy in Iraq

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle Eastern Affairs Mark Kimmitt joined a panel discussion on the success of the surge in Iraq, the current situation, and plans for progress.…

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    U.S. Military Surge in Iraq

    Participating from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Conrad Crane talked about military progress in Iraq and the effects of the ‘surge.’ Last month, the military released its December 2007 report to…

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    Combating Insurgents

    Representative McCotter talked about combating insurgencies. He was then joined in discussion by a panel of military historians. Topics included past U.S. counter insurgency efforts and the U.S.…

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    Counterinsurgency Training

    Conrad Crane talked about counterinsurgency training. He is the lead author of a new Army-Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency

    Panelists talked about U.S. military tactics against counterinsurgents employing unconventional military tactics. Topics included lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, cultural problems…

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    U.S. Military History

    United States Military Academy History Professor Lieutenant Colonel Conrad Crane talked about the history of the United States Military Academy and the difficulty the Army had in attracting…

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    United States Military Academy

    Professor and Lieutenant Colonel Conrad Crane talked about the changes at West Point, United States Military Academy during the early 1830s. He talked about the reforms instituted by…

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    U.S. Military Academy

    The School Bus crew learned about the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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