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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will deliver remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City on Feb. 17 at 1:00 p.m.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to the Pentagon 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 10:45 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace will address reporters at the National Press Club luncheon at 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 17.

Army Col. Gordon Davis, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, and commander of the Special Police Transition Teams for the Iraqi National Police Public Order Division, will brief live from Iraq at 9:00 a.m. EST, Feb. 17, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing training the Iraqi Security Forces. See press advisory for details.

Council on Foreign Relations
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Harold Pratt House, New York, New York

Flag Officer Assignments             Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen announced the following flag officer assignments:


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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks First Dod-California Buffer Zone Agreement             Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Alex Beehler, and Capt. Paul E. Hennes, executive officer, Naval Base Coronado, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 21,...

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