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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz have no public or media events on their schedules.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita will hold a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must haveproof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by2:45 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. Englandand Secretary of the Air Force Peter J. Teetstestify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committeeat 9:30 a.m. EST in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Peter J. Schoomakertestifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committeeat 9:30 a.m. in room H-143 U.S. Capitol.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Lt. Gen. F.L. Hagenbeck, USA, Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Admiral Gerald Hoewing, USN, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Lt. Gen. Roger A. Brady, USAF, Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Lt. Gen.H.P. Osman, USMC, Surgeon General, Department of the Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Webb, USA, Surgeon General, Department of the Navy, Vice Adm. Donald C. Arthur, USN, Surgeon General, Department of the Air Force, Lt. Gen. George P. Taylor, Jr., USAF testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommitteeon Military Personnelat 10 a.m. in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.

Civil Liberties, Civil Society and Civility
By Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer Nitze The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Nitze, during a 1 p.m. EST ceremony Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.


John F. Lehman, former secretary of the Navy, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Elisabeth Scott Leezee...

Iraqi Reconstruction Officials to Brief Live from Baghdad             Charles Hess, director of the Iraq Project and Contracting Office (PCO), Ambassador Bill Taylor, director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO), and Brig. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander, Gulf Region Division, U.S....

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