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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

U.S. Army Col. Jim Klingaman, commander, Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-West, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EST, Feb. 08, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on training of the Afghan National Army in Heart and other western areas of Afghanistan.  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.

Director, Secretary of the Navy, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Timothy Foreman and Director, Secretary of the Army, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Tracey Pinson testify at a hearing of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Military Base Realignment: Contracting Opportunities for Impacted Communities at 10 p.m. EST in room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building .


There are no Speeches available for 2/8/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


02/08/2008
Military Commissions Charges Referred The Office of Military Commissions announced today that three charges have been sworn against Guantanamo detainee Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul.   The first two charges are conspiracy and solicitation to commit: murder of protected persons, attacking civilians, attacking civilian...


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