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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki will meet at 2 p.m. EST at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  They will make statements following their meeting.  To attend, please contact VA Press Secretary Josh Taylor at Josh.Taylor@va.govor 202-461-7216.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter is traveling. 

Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosts an honor cordon to welcome Chief of the General Staff, Israel Defense Force, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz to the Pentagon at 8:30 a.m. 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 703-697-4272 for escort to the cordon.

There are no Speeches available for 2/5/2013. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Abd-al-Fattah Al-Sisi

            Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:  

            “Secretary Panetta called Egyptian Minister of Defense...

There are no Press Advisories available for 2/5/2013. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more

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