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Release No: 005-12
January 25, 2012

Defense Secretary, Joint Chiefs Chairman to Brief Media on Major Budget Decisions

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will brief the media at 2 p.m. EST, Jan. 26, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) on major budget decisions stemming from the defense strategic guidance.

            Immediately following, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. will provide additional comments and take questions.

            Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

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