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Today in the Department of Defense Friday, Oct. 13, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are in Washington today. There are no public or media events on their schedules.

Three briefings are scheduled today in the Pentagon briefing room, 2E781:

  • At 10 a.m., Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Frank Kramer will conduct a briefing concerning DoD views on the future of NATO-European Union defense planning. See the advisory for details.
  • Immediately following Assistant Secretary Kramer's briefing, about 10:30 a.m., a senior Defense official will conduct a background briefing on Secretary of Defense Cohen's upcoming visit to South America. See the advisory for details.
  • At 1 p.m., Lt. Gen. Fred McCorkle, deputy chief of staff for Marine Corps aviation, and Marine Corps Col. Nolan Schmidt, V-22 program manager, will present the results of the V-22 Osprey operational evaluation. See the advisory for details.

Today is the 225th birthday of the United States Navy. See the Naval Historical Center's web page for details.

Pacific Reach 2000, a cooperative regional submarine rescue exercise in the Pacific, continues through Oct. 14. For details see the Seventh Fleet news release.

The Combined Federal Campaign is now in progress throughout the Department of Defense. See the campaign's web page for details.

The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

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There are no Speeches available for 10/13/2000. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


10/13/2000
REMAINS OF 15 U.S. SERVICEMEN RECOVERED IN NORTH KOREA Remains believed to be those of 15 Americans missing in action from the Korean War will be repatriated Saturday, Korea time, in a formal ceremony at Pyongyang, North Korea.

This is the largest number of remains recovered in one operation since this joint recovery work began in North...



10/13/2000
USS Cole Update Briefing Today at 2:30 p.m. The Department of Defense will provide an update on the USS Cole incident on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing room, Room 2E781.





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