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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will appear at the State Department today at 3:45 p.m. to attend the President's remarks to the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman of Joints Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace conducts a DoD news briefing at 2:30 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 1:45 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort to the briefing.

There are no Speeches available for 1/5/2006. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Dorrance Smith Sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs J. Dorrance Smith was sworn in as the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, during a ceremony at the Pentagon,Washington, D.C.   Smith was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs on Sept. 22,...

Multinational Force-West Commander to Brief Live From Iraq             Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Johnson, commanding general, Multinational Force-West and II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), will brief at 9 a.m. EST, Jan. 6, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an...

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