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  • emIt Doesnt Take A Heroem
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    It Doesn't Take A Hero

    General Schwarzkopf, chief commander of the coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War, discussed his autobiography It Doesn’t Take A Hero, published by Bantam Books. The general talked about…

  • emAn American in the Basementem
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    An American in the Basement

    Amy Waters Yarsinske talked about her book, An American in the Basement: The Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death, the story of US Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher, who was shot down…

  • Gulf War Archival Compilation
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    Gulf War Archival Compilation

    Gulf War highlights include: Pentagon Briefing on the start of the air war, with Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Colin Powell on January 16, 1991; President Bush’s…

  • emAfrica Dispatches From a Fragile Continentem
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    Africa: Dispatches From a Fragile Continent

    Blaine Harden spoke of his four year tenure as Washington Post sub-Saharan bureau chief, which is the basis for his book, Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent. The book’s format focuses on individual people and…

  • emArafat In the Eyes of the Beholderem
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    Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder

    The husband-and-wife team, Janet and John Wallach, discussed their book about the controversial leader of the Palestine Liberation Movement (PLO), Yasser Arafat. Entitled, Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder, the…

  • emThe Prize The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Powerem
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    The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

    Daniel Yergin spoke about his book, “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power.” He spoke about how the oil industry has strengthened the power base of the Middle East and the role…

  • emThe Outlaw State Saddams Quest for Powerem
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    The Outlaw State: Saddam's Quest for Power

    Ms. Sciolino talked about her book The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis, published by John Wiley and Sons. It chronicled the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on…

  • emThe Commandersem
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    The Commanders

    Mr. Woodward discussed his book, The Commanders, which investigated the decision making process in the White House from the beginning of the Bush administration to the beginning of the Persian Gulf…

  • emA Woman at Warem
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    A Woman at War

    Ms. Moore discussed her novel, A Woman at War, which describes her experiences during the Persian Gulf War. She was a Washington Post war correspondent present in the Gulf. Topics included…

  • Persian Gulf Retrospective
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    Persian Gulf Retrospective

    Mr. Kornacki talked about selected speeches from the 1991 debate over the Persian Gulf War.

  • Gulf War Illnesses
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    Gulf War Illnesses

    Mr. Vesser and Mr. Kilpatrick talked about continuing research and treatment of Gulf War Syndrome. They also both responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

  • Washington Tuesday Journal
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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. In…

  • emLive From the Battlefieldem
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    Live From the Battlefield

    Mr. Arnett discussed his book Live From the Battlefield, published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed his experiences as a war correspondent. The largest part of the book is dedicated to his…

  • Persian Gulf War Effects
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    Persian Gulf War Effects

    Mr. Taima responded to telephone callers' questions on events in Iraq following the Persian Gulf war, including the continuing reign of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

  • Anniversary of Persian Gulf War
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    Anniversary of Persian Gulf War

    On January 16, 1991, U.S. and allied forces began a military offensive against Iraq. The guests discussed the outcome of the war, and the post war political, economic, and military developments…

  • Friendly Fire
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    Friendly Fire

    Viewer call-in with Barton Mr. Gellman, author of an article on friendly fire in the Washington Post, to discuss the U.S. casualties in the Persian Gulf War resulting from American soldiers…

  • UN Military Inspections in Iraq
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    U.N. Military Inspections in Iraq

    Sen. Shelby, a member of the Armed Services Committee, spoke about President Bush’s decision to deploy the Air Force to the Persian Gulf in response to Saddam Hussein’s noncooperation with…

  • Gulf War Friendly Fire
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    Gulf War Friendly Fire

    On August 13, 1991, the Department of Defense stated that of the 148 U.S. servicemen killed in action, 35 were killed by U.S. servicemen firing on or at them. Stewart Powell, National Security…

  • PostWar Kuwait
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    Post-War Kuwait

    Jack Kelley, Foreign Correspondent for USA Today, who recently returned from the Middle East where he had been since the Persian Gulf War, discussed his observations and reported on…

  • Iraqi Military Capabilities
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    Iraqi Military Capabilities

    R. Jeffrey Smith, The Washington Post National Security Correspondent, discussed Iraq’s nuclear and chemical weapons capability and the U.S. government’s response.

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