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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Iraq’s Minister of Defense Abd al-Qadir al-Mufriji to the Pentagon today at noon EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Army Col. Walter Piatt, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EST, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.  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.


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