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Defense personnel expert, critic of Iraq war, to review Petraeus report in talk at UCSD Sept. 27

University of California - San Diego

Lawrence Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan and one of the nation's foremost authorities on military personnel, will speak at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4pm. Dr. Korb's talk will be a public briefing on the recent report to Congress by General David Petraeus, the U.S. military leader in Iraq.

Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank, and senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information, which provides data to the public on the American military, was formerly director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and has authored more than 20 books on national security issues.

Korb has been quoted as saying, "Until the U.S. redeploys its forces from Iraq and implements a strategic reset in the region, this nation's national security will continue to remain hostage to events on the ground in Iraq."


The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in the Gardner Room at IRPS. Further information and directions may be obtained by contacting Katherine Mayfield (858) 534-1465 or

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