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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, Dec. 19, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of the development, training and equipping of Iraqi Security Forces.  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.



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12/19/2006
DoD Identifies Army Casualties             The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of injuries suffered when their HMMWV struck an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol Dec. 16...


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