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A nation must think before it acts.
We are pleased to present panel of Vietnam veterans to discuss the significance of the Vietnam War, both personally and for America’s place in the world. The panelists reflected on their own experience in the war and how it shaped their post-war understandings of American politics and foreign policy. They also added insights on Burns and Novick’s recent PBS documentary about the war and highlight lessons that Americans should have learned from this consequential period in U.S. history.
Panelists (all veterans of the Vietnam War):
Michael Novakovic, Businessman
Alvan (Cappy) Markle, Attorney
Ray Tobey, Physician
Walter A. McDougall, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian
Mackubin T. Owens, Political scientist and military strategist; Editor, Orbis
*Due to technical difficulties the Q&A portion of this program has been omitted.