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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 052-02
March 21, 2002

Rumsfeld to Announce Military Commission Procedures

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.