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photoFor two centuries, West Point has been a secret and mythical place, a national monument whose inner workings have been roped off from the public. "Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point" reveals what it's like to attend the academy and what it takes to become an Army officer.

Daivd Lipsky, the first journalist to be given complete access to training, staff and cadets in the academy's history provides a cadet's-eye view.

Guests:

David Lipsky, author of "Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point," contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine

Leonard Wong, professor at the Army War College

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst

This program aired on July 7, 2003.

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