Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeldhosts an honor cordon to welcome Italian Minister of Defense Antonio Martino to the Pentagon at 1 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 12:30 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, commander of Multinational Corps-Iraq and commanding general of the 18th Airborne Corps, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, Nov. 22, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing military operations in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense
Gordon England has no public or media events onhis schedule.