Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Major General Paul Eaton on Iraq

This from Professor Dillman in IPE:

On Monday, November 13th retired U.S. Army Major General Paul Eaton will be speaking to Brad Dillman’s freshman seminar on “War and Peace in the Middle East.” Class will be held in Rausch Auditorium in McIntyre 003 from 3:00-4:20 pm. He will be discussing the Middle East, American Armed Forces in the Middle East, and US foreign policy.

General Eaton was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003-2004. He has been an outspoken critic of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. He published a New York Times op-ed piece about the Iraq war on March 19, 2006. In September 2006 he testified before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on “An Oversight Hearing on the Planning and Conduct of the War in Iraq.” He now lives on Fox Island. You can see a News Tribune profile of him at http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5706452p-5111655c.html

If you are interested in attending his presentation, send an e-mail to bdillman@ups.edu.

Thanks to Professor Dillman for setting this up and offering to open his class to other students.