Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Department of Defense General Counsel William J. Haynes will hold a press briefing to announce details of the procedures for military commission hearings today, March 21 at 2 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. These instructions implement President Bush's Military Order of Nov. 13, 2001.
Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation, two forms of photo identification and must be at the Pentagon River Entrance no later than 1:45 p.m. for escort to the briefing.
The general point of contact for questions on this briefing is Susan Hansen, Defense Press Office, at (703) 693-6858. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.