Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeldwill host defense ministers from thirteen southeast European nations in connection with the 10th meeting of the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial (SEDM) process. The conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., Dec 5-6, 2005, is an annual forum for ministers to discuss a wide range of mutual regional security issues. See
news releasefor details.
Rumsfeld delivers remarks to the
John Hopkins, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)at 9:30 a.m. EST in the Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Rumsfeld also hosts an honor cordon to welcome the Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines Avelino J. Cruz Jr. to the Pentagon today at 11:30 a.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 11 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense
Gordon England has no public or media events onhis schedule.
Eleven Air Force airmen, who are being awarded the prestigious MacKay Trophy for a combat search and rescue in Iraq last year, will be available to discuss the combat search and rescue mission that resulted in this award at 11:30 a.m. EST, Monday, Dec.5. See
press advisoryfor details.