Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen participates in a press conference with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute to announce new developments in workplace flexibility at 9:30 a.m. EST in the Fourth Estate Room at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. Media interested in attending contact Kelly Sakai at 212-981-2559 or JCS Public Affairs at 703-697-4272.
Commanding General U.S. Forces-Iraq Gen. Lloyd James Austin III and Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey testify at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Iraq: The challenging transition to a civilian mission at 10 a.m. EST in room, 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and deputy commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, will brief the media live at 10:30 a.m. EST, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on operations in Afghanistan. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.