There will be a single subject press briefing at 1 p.m. (EDT) today in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Room 2E781, concerning the Vietnam Unknown. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will make a statement. Defense Department and U.S. Air Force officials will be available to answer questions.
Those officials will be: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Rudy de Leon, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Charles Cragin, Deputy Director of the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office Alan Liotta, Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Lt. Gen. David Vesely, and Ed Huffine, chief of the mitochondrial DNA section of the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory.
The briefing will replace the regular Tuesday Department of Defense Public Affairs press briefing.