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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.

The Future of Iraq (Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies)
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, John's Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Campus

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. William G. Taylor, 26, of Macon , Ga. , died Nov. 30 from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah , Iraq . He was assigned to...

DARPA Grand Challenge Vehicles on Display at Pentagon             The five teams that successfully completed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge in October will display their vehicle technologies and answer questions from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Dec. 6 in the...

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