Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Former Commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force Regional Command South, Royal Netherlands Army Maj. Gen. Mart de Kruif, will conduct a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, 2009, in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973, to discuss his experiences leading 40,000 coalition troops in southern Afghanistan from November 2008 - November 2009. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.