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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Italian Minister of Defense Ignazio La Russa to the Pentagon at noon EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hosts a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Indian Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee Adm. Nirmal Verma to the Pentagon at 11 a.m. EDT. The ceremony will be held on the Pentagon River Parade Field. Media interested in attending may call 703-697-4272 for escort.



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10/17/2011
POW/MIA Talks Begin with North Korean Officials

            A delegation from the United States will meet in Bangkok on Oct. 18 to begin negotiations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on resuming recovery of the remains of American servicemen missing in action...



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