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September 11, 2017
7:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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Why We Fight - documentary

Monday, September 11, 2017

In 1961, as Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final address to the nation before leaving the office of President of the United States, he warned America to guard against the "military-industrial complex". In this 2006 documentary, as the United States found itself waging a war in Iraq, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki offers an in-depth look at how the United States readied itself for battle, and why and how the nation goes to war. Named for Frank Capra's famed series of Defense Department films, which explained the motives behind America's entry into World War II, "Why We Fight" features interviews with foot soldiers, Pentagon personnel, decorated veterans, members of Congress, national security advisors, top military strategists, and many more as they talk about the core philosophies of American military strategy and how they have changed since the end of World War II.