Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld is out of town, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington. There are no public or media events on their schedules.
Live from the Coalition Press Infromation Center (CPIC) briefing studio in the Baghdad Convention Center, at 9:00 a.m. EST. Brig. Gen. (P) Dempsey, Commanding General, 1st Armor Division, provides an update on developments in his area of operations (Baghdad and points west), with questions from both the audience in Baghdad and the Pentagon press corps. Media representatives who do not have a Pentagon building pass and wish to cover this briefing should arrive at the Pentagon's North Parking Entrance by 8:15 a.m. for an escort. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.