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  • Austin Summit Apr 2016

    http://www.vietnamwarsummit.org/

    Links list recap:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...3A&spfreload=1

    Pretty interesting discussion:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9EsKK1dINE
    "Day 3 Lessons Learned panel - The war's effect on America's foreign and military policy and role on..."
    (Mark Lawrence moderates Bob Kerrey, Chuck Robb, and Bill McRaven.)

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    http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/the-vietnam-war-summit
    "KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry

    OTHER MAJOR PARTICIPANTS
    Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and former National Security Advisor Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh
    Ken Burns, Award-winning Documentarian
    Dr. Grace Liem Galloway, former Medic at Third Field Hospital and Cu Chi
    Tom Hayden, Anti-war Activist and Politician
    Bob Kerrey, former U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient
    Chuck Robb
    William McRaven, University of Texas System Chancellor and former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command
    Mark Lawrence, VN War scholar, author
    Journalists Peter Arnett, Dan Rather, David Maraniss, and Joe Klein
    Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers
    http://www.vietnamwarsummit.org/attend/participants/

    Sessions
    Commanders-in-Chief
    Historians and presidential aides discuss the roles our presidents played in the war and how their leadership affected its outcome

    The Battle of Ia Drang
    Veterans recall the first major campaign of the war--and its bloodiest

    The Afterwar
    Experts explore the physical and psychological trauma our veterans faced after the war--and continue to experience today--and the bitter, sometimes hostile reaction they received from fellow Americans

    The War at Home
    Historians and a social and political activist examine how the war divided the nation and shaped American culture

    The War and the Fourth Estate
    Two renowned journalists explore the crucial role the media played in shaping perceptions of the war

    The Power of a Picture
    Two Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers discuss how powerful and poignant photography helped turn the tide of public sentiment toward the war

    The Troops: A View from the Front Lines
    Veterans discuss the daily reality of the war

    One, Two, Three: What Are We Fighting For?
    Musical artists discuss how the music of the times helped to offer comfort to our troops in Vietnam while fueling the anti-war movement at home

    America and Vietnam in the 21st Century: A New Beginning
    Remarks by Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Pham Quang Vinh

    Lessons Learned
    The war's effect on America's foreign and military policy and role on the world stage "
    ...

  • #2
    Too bad I missed it. Trying to figure out why there was not much coverage and notification of it beforehand. I definitely would've gone. I will say I'm not too impressed with John Kerry being in attendance.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GRA View Post
      Too bad I missed it. Trying to figure out why there was not much coverage and notification of it beforehand. I definitely would've gone. I will say I'm not too impressed with John Kerry being in attendance.
      Bob Kerry was there, not John. Bob Kerry is Navy SEAL officer than received MOH. He was later Governor of Nebraska, then US Senator. John Kerry, Secretary of State, former Massachusetts Senator, was the anti=war activist you are thinking of.
      No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends John 15:13

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MontanaKid View Post
        Bob Kerry was there, not John. Bob Kerry is Navy SEAL officer than received MOH. He was later Governor of Nebraska, then US Senator. John Kerry, Secretary of State, former Massachusetts Senator, was the anti=war activist you are thinking of.
        Thanks for the correction. Sorry I had it backwards. I think I read somewhere on FB that Lurch was actually there.

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