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    Lead-Up to the Battle of Gettysburg

    U.S. Army War College Professor Douglas Douds conducted a lecture about the causes and military objectives of the Civil War prior to a day-long staff ride at Gettysburg for the college’s…

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    Siege at Petersburg

    Richard Sommers talked about the Seige of Petersburg, Virginia, which lasted from June 1864 to March 1865. He spoke about why the siege is unique in military history, and the importance of…

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    American Conflicts Since Vietnam

    History professor Michael Gambone talked about America’s involvement in conflicts since the Vietnam War. Professor Gambone examines the missions, goals, successes and failures of modern American military…

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    The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh

    Colonel Fitz-Enz talked about the Battle of Plattsburg and the implications of the battle on the War of 1812. The Battle of Plattsburg was the British plan to capture the territory of upstate New York…

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    Ulysses S. Grant

    Mr. Bunting discussed his biography Ulysses S. Grant, published by Times Books. He argued that Grant’s tenure as U.S. President has been undervalued by historians, who overlooked the many…

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    National Security

    President Bush spoke about his administration’s legacy in the area of national security and defense. Among the topics he addressed were the creation and operation of the Department of…

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    Roots of Terrorism

    Dalia Mogahed delivered the keynote address on her research on Muslims worldwide, their support for terrorism, and the reasons for this support. After her speech she responded to audience members'…

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    Recruitment and Support of Terrorists

    Chantal de Jonge Oudraat moderated a panel on the recruitment and support of terrorists. Among the issues addressed were the origins and ideologies of terrorist movements, the appeal of…

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    Future of Counterterrorism

    A panel discussion moderated by Nora Bensahel was held on the future of counterterrorism. Topics included U.S. security changes since the September 11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security, reasons that…

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    Environment of Terrorists

    Moderated by Professor Macdonald, experts discussed the environments that enable terrorism. Topics included Pakistani seminaries and their relation to jihads, Hamas radicalization of Palestinians, and terrorism in…

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    Transition of Sovereignty in Iraq

    President Bush delivered the first in a series of weekly speeches concerning Iraq and the transfer of sovereignty. He talked about the security threats in the country, the role of the…

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    U.S. Army Military History Institute Rare Books

    Lt. Col. Perry showed representative examples of the archives at the military institute. The official repository for Army history resource material (but not official records), the institute holds personal…

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    U.S. Army History

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