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The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) provides a forum for national security scholars to come together to explore the most pressing issues in national security policy.

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The Notre Dame International Security Center was established in 2008 to provide a forum where leading scholars in national security studies from Notre Dame and elsewhere could come together to explore some of the most pressing issues in national security policy.

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Vietnam soldier’s family reunited with dog tag after journey around the globe

Fifty years ago today, the last American combat troops left Vietnam. Harry Smith shares the remarkable lengths former Senator Jim Webb and a group of Notre Dame students went to return a dog tag from the battlefield to the family of a Vietnam veteran.


A U.S. Marine lost his dog tag in the Vietnam war. A tour group just found it.

Cpl. Larry Hughes lost his military dog tag while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam nearly 60 years ago.

The story of how Larry Hughes’s family received his dog tag on Feb. 17 was four months in the making and involves former U.S. senator from Virginia Jim Webb, 30 college students and a Vietnamese rice paddy farmer.


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