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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is in Brazil today attending the Defense Ministerial of the Americas. See the advisory for details. He is expected to return to Washington this evening.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington today. At 3:30 p.m. today he will host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hasina, of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, to the Pentagon. See the advisory for details.

A Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted today beginning at 1 p.m. in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

The annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army continues through Oct. 18 in Washington.

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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10/17/2000
Defense Ministerial of the Americas IV, Opening Plenary Session
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Manaus, Brazil


10/17/2000
UPDATE ON CASUALTIES IN THE INCIDENT ON USS COLE The remains of six sailors were recovered today from USS Cole. Of those, two sailors were identified and their next of kin were notified. These names have been added to the list of killed. Until the other recovered bodies have been identified and their next of kin notified, they will be carried...


10/17/2000
Time Change for DoD Press Briefing -TIME CHANGE- The regularly scheduled Department of Defense press briefing will begin at 1 p.m. today in Room 2E781 at the Pentagon. Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs, will conduct the briefing. ...




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