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Today in the Department of Defense, December 8, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. are traveling.  Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has no public or media events on his schedule.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition Sean Stackley, Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, and Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, director, Operational Test and Evaluation, provide testimony  at 9 a.m. EST on the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, provides remarks at the Center for Strategic & International Studies' Implementing Innovation Series at 10 a.m. EST, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia.  This event will be webcast live from the CSIS webpage.
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media live from Baghdad at 11 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations.  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.


There are no Speeches available for 12/8/2016. Please see the Speeches overview page for more.

News/Casualty Releases

Joint India-United States Statement on the Visit of Secretary of Defense Carter to India

Press Advisories

There are no Press Advisories available for 12/8/2016. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more.


Remarks by Secretary Carter and Defense Minister Parrikar in New Delhi, India

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Col. Dorrian via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq

Remarks by Secretary Carter and Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi, India


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