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Book cover for "Robert E. Lee and Me"
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In the new book, "Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause," former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.

Ty Seidule is Professor Emeritus of History at West Point where he taught for two decades. He served in the U.S. Army for thirty-six years, retiring as a brigadier general. He is the Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College as well as a New America Fellow. He was recently named to the congressionally-mandated Commission on the Naming of Items in the Department of Defense that Commemorate the Confederate States of America.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on top officials to rename Confederate monuments, including at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This comes after the Senate and House recently passed their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act. Both include provisions that Trump opposes to remove Confederate names at military bases. 

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The House of Representatives recently passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley are behind a number of the measures that were included.

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A New York congressman wants U.S. Army officials to remove Confederate symbols at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Three members of Congress from New York are urging leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to prevent President Trump from redirecting funding for military projects to a wall at the southern border.

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Former longtime New York state Senator Bill Larkin will be buried with full honors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Efforts also are under way to mint a coin in the name of a local veterans history museum that Larkin helped found.

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National Purple Heart Day is Wednesday, and events in the Hudson Valley region of New York begin Tuesday.

Cadet Christopher Morgan
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The U.S. Military Academy has identified the cadet killed in Thursday’s training accident as Christopher Morgan, of West Point’s Class of 2020. In a Facebook post Friday, West Point said the 22-year-old New Jersey native died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the Academy’s training area. 

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West Point officials say one cadet was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned this morning. An Assemblyman who represents the West Point area says his office has been inundated with messages from around the country.

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West Point officials say one cadet was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned this morning.

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned on a dirt road Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring 22 other passengers, according to the U.S. Military Academy.

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A New York congressman is asking the Army surgeon general to authorize an agreement involving the Keller Army Community Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is warning that if President Trump declares a national emergency to build a border wall, funding for projects at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point could be in jeopardy. There is talk of such a declaration coming during Tuesday night’s state of the union address.

Scott Silverstone is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America and a professor of international relations at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His new book, "From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq: The Enduring False Promise of Preventive War."

This book challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war. Beginning with the rise of German power and the French and British response to the Rhineland crisis leading to World War II, Silverstone overturns the common impulse to point an accusing finger at British leadership for its alleged naïveté, willful blindness, or outright cowardice.

Silverstone argues that the Rhineland crisis is a critical case for studying a central dynamic of world history - power shifts among states - and the preventive war temptation that power shifts frequently produce.

NYS Assemblyman-Elect Wagers On Army-Navy Game

Dec 8, 2018
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A New York state assemblyman-elect and member of the Army National Guard has entered into a wager with a Navy veteran over Saturday’s 3 p.m. Army-Navy football game.

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An increase in federal funding for certain school districts will help several districts in New York, including one in Orange County near West Point.

West Point Cadet Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault

May 5, 2017
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A U.S. Military Academy cadet has been found of guilty of sexually assaulting a female classmate during field training.

Military Academies Take Part In Cyber-Defense Exercise

Apr 10, 2017
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West Point cadets are competing against other service academies this week in an annual cyber-defense exercise.

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Officials from a village in New York’s Orange County are proposing joint operation of a wastewater facility with their neighbor — the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Highland Falls officials say a shared-service approach would save millions of dollars and protect the environment, namely the Hudson River.

Summer Training Exercises Begin For West Point Cadets

May 26, 2016
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Summer training exercises for cadets are beginning at West Point in Orange County.

VP Biden To Deliver Commencement Address At West Point

Apr 12, 2016
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Vice President Joe Biden will return to West Point next month to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy.

Defense Secretary To Visit West Point

Mar 22, 2016
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is planning to visit the U.S. Military Academy to meet with cadets and discuss the challenges the Army's future leaders will face.

Middle school student tests robot
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Dozens of middle school students gathered in Essex, New York recently for a science, technology, engineering and math workshop.  The students were guided in building robots by instructors and cadets from the Military Academy at West Point.

West Point Cadet Is Acquitted Of Sexual Assault

Jan 23, 2016
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A West Point cadet has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a fellow cadet he was dating.

An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets.

West Point Announces Commencement Speaker

Apr 18, 2015
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West Point officials say the top U.S. military officer will speak at its commencement ceremony next month.

The U.S. Military Academy announced Friday that General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2015 on May 23. Dempsey is a member of the Class of 1974. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at West Point last year, during which he laid out his foreign policy vision. Obama this May will deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

West Point Cadets To Partake In Cyber Defense Exercise

Apr 10, 2015
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A team of West Point cadets will take part in an annual cyber-defense exercise with other service academies this month. 

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A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.

Boscobel Donates Painting to West Point

Mar 24, 2015
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A Federal-period house museum in Putnam County is donating an historic painting across the Hudson River, to West Point.

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Money for new barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in Orange County is included in a federal omnibus spending bill.

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