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Children of War

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Two University of Virginia students give personal accounts from their childhood years in war-torn Afghanistan and Bosnia.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Our Mothers' War: America at Home and at the Front During World War II

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Ms. Yellin talks about writing her book, Our mothers' war, and about the experiences of her mother and other American women during World War II.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soldiers to Citizens: The GI Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

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Discusses how the GI Bill elevated civic and political involvement among its beneficiaries, especially men of the World War II generation, across lines of class and race.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)
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America Responds to Terrorism

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A panel of former diplomats, lawyers, and academics offer their views on the U.S. response to the events of September 11, 2001.
VHS
2001
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The Treatment and Interrogation of POWs and Security Detainees: Current Issues

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Mr. Graham discusses the legal situation concerning the treatment and interrogation of POWs and security detainees, two separate groups governed by different laws. The United States has the obligation to follow the laws, including international law, in these situations.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Diplomacy and the Resolution of Civil Wars in Africa: Liberia as a Case Study

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Dr. Robinson examined a number of situations in which diplomacy was used in resolving conflicts in African countries with special emphasis on Liberia. He emphasized that Africa contains 54 separate sovereign nations with different problems and that the continent should not be viewed as a single country.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Taking Stock in the Middle East: Six Months After the Fall of Baghdad

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Dr. Quandt discussed the situation in Iraq following the 2003 war. He addressed such questions/issues as: Is the world a safer place?, the effect on terrorism, and the political situation in Iraq and how if impacts the different peoples in Iraq.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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A Conversation Between a U.S. Ambassador and Military Strategist About Post-War Developments in Iraq

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Ambassador Wilson spoke on three points: (1) protecting the political agenda of our country over national security using his wife's ouster as a CIA spy as an example, (2) how we got into the mess in Iraq, and (3) how we will get out of it. Following Wilson's remarks, Col. Lang spoke about the military situaion in Iraq.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

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Ms. Miller, a writer for the New York Times and author of the book, Germs : biological weapons and America's secret war, gives a history of the experimentation with germ testing and the use of germ warfare as it has been practiced during the 20th century by various countries. She updates this history with the current anthrax situation.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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National Security and the George W. Bush Administration

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Mr. Crowe, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed national security and the foreign policy of the United States, especially following September 11, 2001. Our targets are the terrorists and the governments which harbor them. Mr. Crowe emphasized the importance of coalition building in setting the tone for foreign policy.
VHS
2001
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Children of War

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Four University of Virginia Students who have lived in war situations describe their experiences. Sanja Usanovic (Bosnia) and Nawraz Alan (Kurdistan) directly experienced war in their homelands. Adriana Navarro (Colombia) grew up in a country in which an undeclared war was occurring although she was never on the "front lines." Dustin Batson, an American who lived in Madrid, Spain, during the terrorist activity by the Basque Liberation Army, talked about what war looked like in a major Western city.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)