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  • World War I Naval Warfare
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    World War I Naval Warfare

    Naval War College professor Stanley Carpenter talked about World War I naval warfare. He described the fleets of the Allies and Central Powers, their artillery and the battle strategies…

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  • US Army Before and After Andrew Jackson
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    U.S. Army Before and After Andrew Jackson

    U.S. Military Academy history professor Samuel Watson presented a talk titled “The Army before and after Andrew Jackson.” Professor Watson is the author of the 2012 book, Jackson’s Sword:…

    229 views
  • Design and History of the M4 Sherman Tank During World War II
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    Design and History of the M4 Sherman Tank During World War II

    Iraq and Afghanistan tank veteran Nicholas Moran talked about the design and history of the M4 Sherman tank. Mr. Moran argued that the M4 Sherman tank was the best U.S. tank during World War II because…

    6,548 views
  • Global Positioning System History
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    Global Positioning System History

    Richard Easton and Eric Frazier talked about the history and evolution of the global positioning system, or GPS. They spoke about its early days as an American spy tool during the Cold War and…

    915 views
  • Franklin D Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler

    Professor emeritus Randall Bytwerk talked about the persuasive rhetoric of Adolf Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and 1940s.

    1,126 views
  • Technology and the 1777 Battle of Saratoga
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    Technology and the 1777 Battle of Saratoga

    Dean Snow talked about his archeological findings while investigating the Saratoga National Historical Park. He then spoke about how the information he discovered inspired his book, 1777:…

    1,023 views
  • US Entry in to World War I
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    U.S. Entry in to World War I

    Professor Michael Neiberg talked about events leading up to America’s entry into World War I and some common misconceptions he sees in conventional views of the Great War. Mr. Neiberg is…

    868 views
  • American Foreign Policy After the Cold War
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    American Foreign Policy After the Cold War

    Michael Mandelbaum talked about his book, Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era.  He argued that America’s foreign policy in the early 1990's focused primarily on…

    358 views
  • US War Strategies from the Revolution to Afghanistan
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    U.S. War Strategies from the Revolution to Afghanistan

    Antulio Echevarria talked about America’s war strategies from the Revolutionary War through battles in Afghanistan. He spoke about the shifts in fighting methods, the introduction of…

    995 views
  • Ronald Reagan Tom Clancy and National Security
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    Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and National Security

    Captain Benjamin Griffin talked about the influence that author Tom Clancy and President Ronald Reagan had on one another in the 1980s as the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union…

    726 views
  • Espionage Tactics
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    Espionage Tactics

    Historians talked about espionage tactics used since the Cold War. They discussed techniques and human intelligence gathering used by the CIA and Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, as…

    1,242 views
  • World War II Army Replacement Program
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    World War II Army Replacement Program

    Eric Klinek discusses his 2014 Temple University dissertation titled, “The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945.” In his thesis, Mr.…

    945 views
  • Global Perspectives on the American Civil War
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    Global Perspectives on the American Civil War

    Don Doyle talked about his book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, about how the U.S. Civil War was viewed around the world and the perspectives…

    1,111 views
  • Discussion on World War II in the Central Pacific
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    World War II in the Central Pacific

    Lieutenant Colonel Sharon Tosi Lacey talked about American strategy in the Pacific during World War II, highlighting the Battle of Saipan in the summer of 1944 and its importance. She…

    709 views
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    Dark Invasion

    Howard Blum talked about his book, Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America, in which he recounts the story of German espionage in the…

    849 views
  • Discussion on US Engagement in Italy During World War II
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    U.S. Engagement in Italy During World War II

    Andrew Buchanan talked about his book American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II, in which he argues that policy makers in the United States were eager to join the…

    612 views
  • Discussion on US Military Strategy in the Vietnam War
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    U.S. Military Strategy in Vietnam

    Colonel Gregory Daddis talked about U.S. military strategy during the Vietnam War. Focusing on the leadership of General William Westmoreland, Colonel Daddis argued that the general’s ideas…

    1,660 views
  • Vietnam 1963
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    Vietnam 1963

    Four Vietnam War historians talked about the events of 1963, a year many consider pivotal to the conflict. They discussed the political atmosphere in South Vietnam, the country’s changing relationship…

    1,208 views
  • Harlem Rattlers and World War I
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    Harlem Rattlers and World War I

    Jeffrey Sammons, co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, talked about the self-proclaimed Harlem…

    522 views
  • Wartime Presidents from Lincoln to Obama
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    Wartime Presidents from Lincoln to Obama

    Author Andrew Polsky talked about the wartime decisions of several U.S. Presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama. All U.S. presidents, regardless of their background, serve as…

    342 views
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