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    The Imagineers of War

    Sharon Weinberger talked about her book, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World, about the history, successes, and failures of DARPA,…

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    Shakespeare and Rules of War

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and theater director Liesl Tommy were among the panelists at a discussion on the role of the rules of war in the Shakespearean canon and what modern lessons on war…

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    Panel Discussion on Nuclear War

    Susan Southard, author of Nagaski: Life After Nuclear War, Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagaski Bomb Survivor’s Story, and Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril…

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    U.S. Involvement in War

    A debate was held on when the United States should go to war. Many Libertarians criticize the government for intervening in foreign conflicts. On the question, ​"The United States should be…

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    Civil War Infantry Tactics and Weapons

    Earl Hess talked about the different infantry formations and maneuvers used during the Civil War and when generals might have used them. He also spoke about how tactics and weaponry…

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    Grunt

    Mary Roach talked about her book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, about the science that is used to improve the effectiveness and safety of America’s military.

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    Way of the Reaper

    Nicholas Irving talked about his book, Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper, in which he recounts his experiences as a U.S. Army sniper. Mr. Irving…

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    First Ladies' Support for the Military Community

    First lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor Laura Bush talked about their support for U.S. servicemembers, veterans, and their families. They spoke about their shared experiences raising…

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    Interview with Mary Roach

    Mary Roach talked about her book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, in which she discusses the science that is used to improve the effectiveness and safety of America’s military.…

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    Panel Discussion on the Military and War

    Authors talked about writing about the military and war. Panelists included Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary, and Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood. The discussion was moderated by Greg…

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    After Words with Rosa Brooks

    Rosa Brooks talked about her book How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon, in which she examines the change in how America fights wars. She was…

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    Experiences of Soldiers in World War I

    Gettysburg College History Professor Ian Isherwood talked about how World War One soldiers interpreted their war experiences. He used works by three writers to illustrate the ways soldiers coped with the…

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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…

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    Writing About War

    Christina Lamb, author of Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World, Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, and Kim Barker,…

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    Russian Undersea Warfare

    Panelists talked about Russia’s underwater warfare capabilities and intentions. This panel discussion followed a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies titled,…

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    Revolution in Military Technology

    Paul Springer talked about the use of cutting edge technology in the United States military. He argued that the advancement of robotic weaponry in warfare, such as drones and artificial…

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    Vietnam War from the Front Lines

    Vietnam War veterans, including two prisoners of war and an Army nurse, talked about the grim reality of being a soldier in war. The discussion was moderated by William Adams, chair of the National Endowment for…

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    Tough as They Come

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills (Retired) talked about his book, Tough as They Come, about his three tours of duty in Afghanistan and becoming a quadruple amputee after he triggered…

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    Drones and Targeted Killing

    Professor Marjorie Cohn talked about her book Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, in which she examines drone warfare. She spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia…

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    The Boys of '67

    Andrew Wiest talked about his book, The Boys of '67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, about the experiences of the men of the U.S. Army’s “Charlie Company” during the Vietnam War. In his book, he looks at…

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