Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Mexico’s Secretary of the Navy Adm. Mariano Francisco Saynez to the Pentagon today at 12:15 a.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 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.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on security and stability in Afghanistan: Status of U.S. Strategy and Operations and the Way Ahead, at 2 p.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media event on his schedule.