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Today in the Department of Defense, December 2, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.  Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work is traveling.

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, briefs the media at 11 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations in Afghanistan.  Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov.

Speeches

There are no Speeches available for 12/2/2016. Please see the Speeches overview page for more.

News/Casualty Releases

Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Gen. James Mattis

Press Advisories

There are no Press Advisories available for 12/2/2016. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more.

Transcripts

Department of Defense Press Briefing by General Nicholson in the Pentagon Briefing Room

Photos

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