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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Secretary Ashton Carter delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. He…

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    African Americans, Disabled Soldiers, and Combat Medical Care

    Scholars talked about African Americans, disabled soldiers, and combat medical care during the Revolutionary War, areas they refer to as “marginalized aspects” of the American…

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    Naval Logistics in the American Revolution

    Four historians talked about the problems faced by the fledgling American Navy during the Revolutionary War, and how the force overcame the scarcity of vital provisions. They also…

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    Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Vice President Biden gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He talked about the true character of a soldier and…

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    Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

    Vice President Biden gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class at the U.S. Naval Academy and shook the hands with the graduates as they were given their diplomas. He…

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    Naval Academy Commencement Pre-Ceremony

    The United States Naval Academy Band was heard as the graduating class of 2015 entered Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Then the top graduate, Michael Johnson,…

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    Aircraft Carriers and Maritime Strategy

    Two retired Navy officers, Commander Bryan McGrath and Captain Jerry Hendrix, debated the effectiveness and efficiency of aircraft carriers for maritime defense strategy for the U.S.…

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Three Medal of Honor recipients talked about their service in World War II, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. They spoke about why they joined the military and their personal views of heroism…

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    1944 Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

    James Hornfischer talked about the role of Commander Ernest Evans and his destroyer, the USS Johnston, during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf. The ship was sunk during the battle, and…

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    Korean War POWs

    Professor Lori Bogle talked about the American soldiers taken prisoner during the Korean War. Professor Bogle explained how the warring nations used prisoners to intimidate their…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy. Secretary Hagel spoke about leadership and the challenges facing…

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    U.S. Navy and the Battle of New Orleans

    Historian Gene Allen Smith talked about the role of the American Navy during the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. He described the history of the Navy leading up the battle, and…

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    International Conference on the War of 1812

    Two historians talked about the War of 1812. Donald Graves rejected the established reasoning for the British burning of Washington, D.C., arguing that the burning of Canadian towns by…

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    U.S. Marines in the Banana Wars

    U.S. Naval Academy professor Aaron O’Connell talked about the history of U.S. Marine Corps military engagements in the Caribbean, from the period following the Spanish-American War in…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

    President Obama gave the commencement address to the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. Among his comments he referred to a Pentagon report on sexual assault in the military…

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    Book Discussion on An Ethics of Interrogation

    U.S. Naval Academy assistant professor Michael Skerker talked about his book, An Ethics of Interrogation. He focused on the laws of war, applications of the Geneva Conventions, and the…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. He praised their service and offered encouragement as they moved to careers in the…

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    Book Discussion on Light This Candle: Alan Shepard

    Mr. Thompson talked about his book, Light This Candle: The Life and Times of Alan Shepard, published by Crown. In the book, the author chronicles the life of the first American in…

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    Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant

    History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The…

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    Generalship of Robert E. Lee

    History Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh lectured on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. It was part of a course at the U.S. Naval Academy called “The American Way of War: The…

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