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From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In 1974, John P. "Jack" Murtha became the fi rst Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. In the nearly three decades since then, Congressman Murtha has been intimately involved with governmental decisions about America's national security and foreign policy, adding his unique perspective to international affairs while faithfully representing Pennsylvania's twelfth district. From Vietnam to 9/11 combines personal memoir with thoughtful analysis to provide a behind-the-scenes account of the formation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy in the last quarter-century. At the same time, it tells the story of a man committed to service and community. This edition, updated for 2006, contains the Congressman's November 17th, 2005, press release concerning the redeployment of U.S. troops, his letter to his congressional colleagues about why he changed his mind on the war, and his letter to President Bush about changing course in the Iraq War.

Portrait

John P. Murtha graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in economics and did graduate work in economics and political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1966, John Murtha volunteered to serve in Vietnam, where he was twice wounded; he received the Bronze Star with Combat "V," two Purple Hearts, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was elected to Congress in 1974, where he still serves today. He was recently awarded the 2006 Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

EAN: 9780271029283
ISBN: 0271029285
Untertitel: Updated 2006. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PENNSYLVANIA ST UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 291 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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