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Ellsberg to speak on 'Lying the Country Into War,' Feb. 13

Anti-war activist Daniel Ellsberg will discuss his new book in a lecture titled "Secrets: Lying the Country Into War in Vietnam and Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

A former Marine company commander and Pentagon analyst, Ellsberg made headlines in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times and The Washington Post. The 7,000-page, top-secret study exposed the motives behind U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

In his lecture, Ellsberg is expected to compare American foreign policy during the Vietnam War and today, as the United States prepares for war with Iraq. The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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