Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Army Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-82, will conduct a press briefing at 10 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Afghanistan. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.