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0635 Interview with CBS Morning News
0645 Interview with NBC News
0655 Interview with AP Radio and TV
0710 Live Interview with ABC's Good Morning America
0720 Live Interview with CNN Morning News
0730 Live Interview with FOX News
0740 Interview with NPR Morning Edition


Scheduled Meetings.


1 BT Contracts
2 BT DARPA and Air Force Select Boeing to Build UCAV Demonstrator System
3 BT Women-Owned Small Business Achievement Awardees Announced
4 MFC FMS-Netherlands-JAVELIN Anti-tank Missile Systems
5 MFC FY00 0-8 Supply Corps Promotion List
6 PA Cohen and Shelton Press Briefing
7 TSPT Secretary of Defense and CJCS Gen. Shelton News Briefing


HOUSE The House is schedule to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and consider the following for the remainder of the week:
-- H.R. 1141 Supplemental Appropriations
-- H.R. 472Local Census Quality Control Act (Subject to a Rule)
-- H.Con.Res. ___A Concurrent Resolution Revising the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 1999, Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2000, and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
(Subject to a Rule)
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
FY00 Budget - House Committee on Armed Services OPEN Witnesses: Louis Caldera, Secretary of the Army; Richard Danzig,
Secretary of the Navy; F. Whitten Peters, Acting Secretary of
the Air Force re: FY00 defense budget.
219 Hart
Intelligence Matter - Senate Select Committee on Intelligence CLOSED
Witnesses: none from DoD re: intelligence matter.
419 Dirksen
Taiwan Relations Act - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations OPEN Witnesses: Frank Kramer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International
Security Affairs; and Stanly Roth, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Harvey Feldman, Senior Fellow, Asia Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; and Senator Frank Murkowski, R-AK re: review of Taiwan Relations Act on the 20th anniversary. The Committee will also review mutual defense pact.
222 Russell
Current Operations Update - Briefing -- Senate Committee on Armed Services OPEN Witnesses: Joint Chiefs of Staff J-2; J-3; and J-5 re: update on current operations.
FY00 Budget: All-Source Analysis - House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence CLOSED Witnesses: none from DoD re: analysis of the FY00 intelligence budget.
340 Cannon
Veterans Benefits Administration - House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Benefits OPEN Witnesses: Panel 1 -- Joseph Thompson, Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits, Veterans
Benefits Administration. Panel 2 -- Patrick Henry, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs,USA. Panel 3 -- Philip Wilkerson, Deputy Director, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, American Legion; Veronica A'Zera, Legislative Director, AMVETS; Rick Suratt, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled
American Veterans; Larry Rhea, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, Non Commissioned Officers Association. Panel 4 - Harley Thomas, Associate Legislative Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America; Bill Russo, Director, Veterans Benefits Programs, Paralyzed Veterans of America; John McNeil, Assistant Director, Veterans Benefits Policy, VFW re: an
oversight hearing on how the Veterans Benefits Administration carries out its functions.
192 Dirksen
Middle East Peace Accords - Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations OPEN Witnesses: Martin Indyk, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; Mark
Richard, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division;
advocates from Israeli Ministry of Justice; and a Palestinian
representative re: the Middle East peace accords negotiated at Wye and attacks against U.S. citizens in Israel.
Russian Weapons Sales to Rogue Nations - House Committee on International Relations OPEN Witnesses: James Woolsey, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Henry D. Sokolski, former Deputy for Nonproliferation Policy, OSD, and Executive Director, Nonproliferations Policy Education Center; Anthony H. Cordesman, former Director, Defense Intelligence Assessment, and Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Middle East Programs, CSIS; Sherman W. Garnett, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukraine and Eurasia, Senior Associate and Director, Project on Russian-Chinese Relations,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace re: Russian foreign policy and its sale of weapons to rogue nations.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 25, 1999 - LCdr Cooper

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Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to address Arkansas State Legislature Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is scheduled to address the Arkansas State Legislature, along with civilian and military leaders of the Arkansas community, Tuesday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at the Capitol Building in Little Rock.

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