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Francis Sempa is the author of Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Germany: A Combat Soldier's Journey through the Second World War (2011), America's Global Role (2009), and Geopolitics: From the Cold War to the 21st Century (2002). He is a contributor to Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics (2012), and has written on historical and foreign policy topics for Joint Force Quarterly, the University Bookman, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Strategic Review, and the Washington Times. He is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, an adjunct professor of political science at Wilkes University, and a contributing editor to American Diplomacy.


 

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American Diplomacy Spoken Word Links—September 2015

"The Nuclear Deal with Iran and the Implications for U.S. Security"
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney recently spoke at the American Enterprise Institute about the flaws in the Iran nuclear deal. Cheney called for all members of Congress to exercise independent judgment and opined that a better deal with Iran was possible.
https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Cheney-Transcript-Edited.pdf; https://www.aei.org/events/the-nuclear-deal-with-iran-and-the-implications-for-us-security-a-speech-by-former-vice-president-richard-b-cheney/

"The Vienna Iran Deal: Triumph for Diplomacy or Tomorrow's Disaster"
Dr. Liam Fox, a Member of the British Parliament, critiques the Iran deal at the Heritage Foundation.
http://www.heritage.org/events/2015/09/liam-fox-iran-deal

"The Iran Deal: Key Issues and Controversies"
Three Obama administration officials—Dr. Colin Kahl and Jon Wolfsthal of the National Security Council and Chris Backemeyer of the State Department—discussed the Iran Deal with Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
http://csis.org/files/attachments/150813_The_Iran_Deal_Key_Issues_and_Controversies.pdf

"Assessing the Iran Nuclear Accord"
Secretary of State John F. Kerry discussed the benefits of the Iran nuclear deal at the Council on Foreign Relations.
http://www.cfr.org/iran/assessing-iran-nuclear-accord/p36825

"CFR Testimony on the Iran Nuclear Accord"
Three experts from the Council on foreign Relations testified before Congress on the Iran nuclear accord—Ray Takeyh, Philip Gordon, and Council President Richard Haas.
http://www.cfr.org/iran/iran-new-middle-east-aftermath-nuclear-agreement/p36898
http://www.cfr.org/iran/assessing-nuclear-deal-iran/p36878
http://www.cfr.org/iran/iran-nuclear-agreement-its-consequences/p36864

"The State of Afghanistan and its Prospects for the Future"
On August 4, 2015, General John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan talked with defense expert Michael O'Hanlon at the Brookings Institution. General Campbell discussed the military situation and the capabilities of Afghan security forces, as well as the threat from the Taliban.
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/events/2015/08/04-campbell/20150804_afghanistan_campbell_transcript.pdf

"The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts"
Dominic Tierney, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, discussed his new book on how America can win future wars without compromising its basic values.
https://www.fpri.org/events/2015/06/right-way-lose-war-america-age-unwinnable-conflicts

"From Ocean of War to Ocean of Prosperity"
Admiral Tomohisa Takei, chief of staff for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force spoke at the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace about Japan's expanded maritime role in the Indo-Pacific region.
http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/07/29/from-ocean-of-war-to-ocean-of-prosperity/idt3

"General Douglas MacArthur accepts the Japanese Surrender, September 2, 1945"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4DsCQUWkVw

"President George W. Bush and September 11, 2001"
Remembering President Bush's speeches in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911addresstothenation.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7OCgMPX2mE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wPuY5hI96U

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