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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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    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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    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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    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…

    495 views
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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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    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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    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,…

    767 views
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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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    Burning of the Shenandoah Valley

    Eric Campbell describes the activities of the Union Army in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 as they moved through the region and burned anything that could be of use to the Confederates. He talked about how…

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    Dark Territory

    Fred Kaplan talked about his book, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, about the past and future of cyber warfare and its origins in the United States. 

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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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    Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam

    Professor Lisa Brady talked about how chemical agents were used during the Korean and Vietnam wars to destroy the landscape and infrastructure. She argued that during this time the U.S. military began…

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    War Is Beautiful

    David Shields analyzed over a decade of war-related photos from Afghanistan and Iraq that appeared on the front page of The New York Times to determine what kind of message the paper had…

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