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  • Hearing Examines Gulf War Illness Claims Processing
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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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  • emWinds of the Stormem
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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
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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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  • Discussion on the Role of the Air National Guard
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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • emInto the Desert Reflections on the Gulf Warem
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • emJarhead  A Marines Chronicle of the Gulf Warem
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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
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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
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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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  • Prisoner of War Interviews
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    Prisoner of War Interviews

    Interviews with prisoners of war from the 1991 Persian Gulf War conducted by staff members of the National POW Museum were shown. The interviews were gathered in 1996 for a museum exhibit.

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  • Prisoner of War Interviews
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    Prisoner of War Interviews

    Interviews with former prisoners of war of the 1991 Persian Gulf War conducted by staff members of the National POW Museum were shown. The interviews were gathered in 1996 for a museum…

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  • 1991 State of the Union Address
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    1991 State of the Union Address

    In a State of the Union address given to a nation at war for the first time in nearly 20 years, President Bush tried to reassure Americans that the U.S. would win the war in the Persian Gulf and overcome domestic…

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  • emBaghdad Diaries  A Womans Chronicle of War and Exileem
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    Baghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile]

    Ms. 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
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    Desert Shield and the Gulf War

    Scholars, members of the Bush administration and others discussed the U.S. operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr. Heimbach, Laurence Radway summarized their papers on Bush’s…

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  • 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…

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  • White House Announcement of Persian Gulf War
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    White House Announcement of Persian Gulf War

    Mr. Fitzwater, reading an announcement from President Bush, declared “the liberation of Kuwait has begun.” United States forces, Mr. Fitzwater announced, began an attack of Iraq dubbed “Desert…

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