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    1991 State of the Union Address

    President George H.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address. President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the U.S. would win the war in the Persian Gulf and overcome domestic economic problems. On the…

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    Persian Gulf Air War Begins

    President George H.W Bush addressed the nation from the Oval Office following the joint military attacks against Iraq that had begun earlier in the evening. President Bush stated that the…

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    1st Infantry and Operation Desert Storm

    Army veteran Colonel Gregory Fontenot discussed his book, The 1st Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991. Colonel Fontenot focuses on…

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    Gulf War Illness Claims

    Two House Veterans' Affairs subcommittees held a joint hearing examining how the Veterans Affairs Department reviews Gulf War illness claims. A report released by the Government…

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    Winds of the Storm

    Winds of the Storm: The Air Campaign of Operation Desert Storm was a Defense Department film reporting on the strategy and technology used in 1991 Gulf War air campaign.

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    Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield

    Stephen D. Wiehe recounted his participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is the author of G-Day: Rendezvous with Eagles. In his book, from the perspective of a forward observer in…

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    Role of the Air National Guard

    Lieutenant General Stanley Clarke outlined the expanded role of the Air Force National Guard. Since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the guard has become a main component of military wartime actions.…

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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…

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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…

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    Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War

    Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events…

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    Women Veterans of the Persian Gulf War

    The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a panel discussion on the contributions of women to the Persian Gulf War and the impact on women…

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    Gulf War 20th Anniversary Tribute

    A 20th anniversary tribute was paid to the men and women killed in the 1991 Gulf War. Retired General Barry McCaffrey spoke, and a wreath was laid by other commanding officers from Operations…

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    20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War

    Former President George H.W. Bush commemorated the 20th anniversary of the initiation of military operations to liberate Kuwait from Iraq by inviting Desert Storm veterans to a discussion among members of…

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    Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War

    Anthony Swofford discussed his Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, published by Scribner. In 1990, Mr. Swofford, a young Marine or “jarhead,”…

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    10th Anniversary of the Gulf War

    Former White House officials talked about Operation Desert Storm on the 10th Anniversary of the operation. Among the topics they addressed were the significance of the international…

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    Prisoner of War Interviews

    Interviews with former American POW’s of the 1991 Persian Gulf War which were conducted by staff members of the National POW Museum were shown. The interviews were gathered in 1996 for a…

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    Interview with Michael Roberts on Being a Prisoner of War

    Captain Michael Roberts, a veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, was interviewed by staff members of the National Prisoner of War Museum.

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    Persian Gulf War POW Interviews

    Staff members from the National POW Museum interviewed former prisoners of war of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The interviews were gathered in 1996 for a museum exhibit.

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    Baghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile

    Nuha al-Radi talked about her first book, Baghdad Diaries: A Woman’s Chronicle of War and Exile, published by Vintage. The book originated from the author’s diary entries she began during…

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    Desert Shield and the Gulf War

    Scholars, members of the Bush administration and others talked about the U.S. operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Daniel Heimbach and…

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