Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeldhosts an honor cordon to welcome the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defense John Reid to the Pentagonat noon EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 11:30 a.m.for escort to the cordon.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defense John Reid will conduct a joint news briefing at 1:05 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 12:15 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense
Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Gen. Michael W. Hageewill discuss the 21st Century Marine Corps, Creating Stability in an Unstable World" at 12:30 p.m., at a
National Press Clubluncheon in the Ballroom, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045.