For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
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- David Kang associate professor,Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Dartmouth College
- Graham Allison former assistant secretary of defense, professor of government at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and author of "Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis."
- Peter Brookes senior fellow for national security affairs at the Heritage Foundation; former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs in the second Bush administration; author, "A Devil's Triangle: Terrorism, WMD and Rogue States."
- Selig Harrison director of the Asia Program at the Center for International Policy.
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