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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer Robert F. Hale testify before the House Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee on "Department of Defense Budget Posture" at 10 a.m. EDT, in room 2359, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
 
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox has no public or media events on her schedule.
 
U.S. Northern Command and Commander/North American Aerospace Defense Command Commander Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. and U.S. Southern Command Commander Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on "U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program" at 9:30 a.m. EDT, in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
 
International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commander Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on "Recent Developments in Afghanistan" at 10 a.m. EDT, in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
 
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno participates in a moderated discussion on "Delivering a Ready, Modern Army for the Future" at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
 
U.S. Southern Command Commander Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly briefs the media to provide an update on operations at 1:30 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  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.
 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict Michael D. Lumpkin and U.S. Special Operations Command Commander Navy Adm. William H. McRaven testify before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities on "The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Special Operations Command and the Posture of U.S. Special Operations Forces" at 2 p.m. EDT, in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
 
International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commander Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. briefs the media to provide an update on the Afghanistan campaign at 3 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Cameras will not be permitted in this media roundtable.  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.


03/13/2014
Opening Summary -- House Appropriations Committee-Defense (Budget Request)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, D.C.


03/13/2014
Detainee Transfer Announced

The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Ahmed Belbacha from the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay to the Government of Algeria.

As directed by the President's Jan. 22, 2009, Executive Order, the interagency Guantánamo Review Task Force...



03/13/2014
US-ASEAN Defense Forum Media Registration On April 1-3, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will host the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) defense ministers in Honolulu, Hawaii.     This is the first meeting of its kind to take place in the United States.  The forum will provide an...




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