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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers the commencement address 9:30 a.m. EST at the University of Georgia.
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
 
Ambassador Kenneth Moorefield, Assistant Inspector General, Special Plans and Operations, Department of Defense; Lieutenant General Richard Formica, U.S. Army, former commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; David T. Johnson, Assistant Secretary of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement; and Michael Strain, Program Executive, Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office, Department of Defense testify at a hearing of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on Afghan National Security Forces Training Contracts at 9:30 a.m. EST in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.
 
A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery begins at 9:05 a.m. EST with four F-16’s.


12/18/2009
Remarks at the Civilian Service and Doc Cooke Award Ceremony
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, Pentagon Auditorium


12/18/2009
Joint Statement from Secretary Gates and Secretary Clinton on Defense Appropriations

            We strongly urge Senate passage of the Defense Appropriations Bill today, prior to expiration of the current continuing resolution.   Passage today will provide important support for our foreign policy and national...



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