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Lecture to explore Guantanamo detainees, human rights

October 26, 2009
Retired Major Gen. Paul Eaton, an outspoken critic of the George W. Bush administration and the Iraq War, will present a lecture at Drake University on Monday, Oct. 26.

The lecture, titled "Human Rights, National Security and the Guantanamo Detainees," is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Theater in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Avenue.

Eaton served more than 30 years in the United States Army, including combat and post-combat assignments in Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia.

He was assigned to Iraq as commanding general of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, where he developed, designed and began the training of the Iraqi military and security forces from 2003 to 2004.

During his career, Eaton also commanded the Army's Infantry Center and was chief of infantry for the Army.

This lecture is sponsored by Drake University's Center on Global Citizenship and the National Security Network.

For more information on this lecture and other upcoming events, visit the Drake Center for Global Citizenship's Web site at http://www.drake.edu/international/cgc/ or call 515-271-2117.