Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Director for Operations, Lt. Gen. Carter Ham and Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Lt. Gen. John Sattler will conduct a joint staff press briefing at 10:30 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. 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.