Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra to the Pentagon today at 3:30 p.m. EST. 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 Pedestrian Bridge 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.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at the Center for a New American Security at 6:30 p.m. EST at the Willard InterContinental Grand Ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. The event will be open to pre-credentialed correspondents, print, radio, video and still photographers. All media must RSVP to Sara Conneighton at CNAS as 202-457-9429 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by today, Nov. 20, at noon EDT.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.