Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Italian Minister of Defense Antonio Martino to the Pentagon at 3 p.m. EDT, today, Oct. 18, 2001.
The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 2:40 p.m. EDT for the cordon.
Rumsfeld and Martino will conduct a media availability at 3:30 p.m. EDT at the River Entrance of the Pentagon. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 3:10 p.m. EDT for the availability.
Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.