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America and Modern War: The American Military Post-Vietnam

Date : Sat., April 26, 2014 to Sun., April 27, 2014 Category : Butcher History Institute

On April 26-27, 2014, FPRI held its 9th Annual Teaching Military History Weekend in conjunction with the First Division Museum at Cantigny and Carthage College of Kenosha, Wisconsin. As part of its nationally renowned Butcher History Institute,  FPRI brought in leading scholars to address secondary school teachers from across the nation about American foreign policy, defense policy, military technology, societal-military relations, and uses of force from the post-Vietnam era up through today. Teachers were provided with free room and board, assistance designing curriculum, stipends for well-written lesson plans based on the weekend, partial travel reimbursement, a certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction, and – where requested – college credit from Carthage College.

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Topics and Speakers

From Cold War to Post-9/11 in Historical Perspective

04/26/2014 - 09:00am
Ronald J. Granieri

Executive Director - Center for the Study of America and the West

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From Cold War to Post-9/11 in Historical Perspective

Technological Innovation and the American Way of War: From Stealth to GPS to Drones

04/26/2014 - 10:30am
Michael Horowitz

FPRI, Senior Fellow

University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

Technological Innovation and the American Way of War: From Stealth to GPS to Drones

The Decisive Force Wars: Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

04/26/2014 - 12:45pm
BG John Sloan Brown

Author of Kevlar Legions

Related Multimedia:

The Decisive Force Wars: Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

The Nuclear and Missile Threat Since 1991

04/26/2014 - 02:15pm
James J. Wirtz

Naval Postgraduate School

Related Material(s):

The Nuclear and Missile Threat Since 1991 (PDF)

Related Multimedia:

The Nuclear and Missile Threat Since 1991

The Savage Wars of Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement: Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo

04/26/2014 - 03:45pm
Janine Davidson

Council on Foreign Relations

Related Multimedia:

The Savage Wars of Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement: Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo

From 9-11 to Today: Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, and More

04/26/2014 - 08:30am
Stephen Biddle

George Washington University

Related Article(s):

A Guide to Teaching About the War on Terrorism

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From 9-11 to Today: Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, and More

From Black Boots to Desert Boots: Cultural and Social Changes in the US Armed Forces, 1973-Today

04/26/2014 - 10:00am
Leonard Wong

U.S. Army War College

Related Article(s):

From Black Boots to Desert Boots: The All-Volunteer Army Experiment Continues

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From Black Boots to Desert Boots: Cultural and Social Changes in the US Armed Forces, 1973-Today

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs

04/26/2014 - 11:30am
Paul J. Springer

Air University

Related Material(s):

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs (PDF) (Part I)

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs (PDF) (Part II)

Related Article(s):

Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs

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Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs

Location

Venue

First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links

Register Deadline

Fri., January 31, 2014

This event occured in the past.

For information about future History Institute Weekends, or about school membership in FPRI, contact: [email protected].