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Byline: The Register-Guard

County offices closed on holiday

All Lane County Government offices, the main office of Department of Youth Services, Lane County Circuit Court, Lane County Waste Management transfer sites and the District Attorney's Office will be closed Wednesday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

Lane County Animal Services also will be closed Wednesday for the holiday. Regular office hours for county government will resume Thursday.

Veterans Day honors the servicemen and women of all United States wars.

Lecture to compare two wars

The University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the political science department will hold a lecture comparing the Vietnam War to the war in Afghanistan at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Knight Library browsing room, 1501 Kincaid St.

The free lecture, "Tilting Toward Quagmire: Afghanistan and Vietnam," will feature scholar and author John Prados, senior fellow and project director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

Prados holds a doctorate from Columbia University and focuses on presidential power, international relations, intelligence and military affairs.

"John Prados has his finger on the relevant history, as well as on the current policymaking environment," said Mel Gurtov, visiting UO professor and professor emeritus at Portland State University.

Prado is the author of "Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975," "Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA" and "William Colby and the CIA: The Secret Wars of a Controversial Spymaster. …

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