Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Latvian Minister of Defense Atis Slakteris, Lithuanian Minister of Defense Linas Linkevicius and Slovakian Minister of Defense Juraj Liska to the Pentagon at 9:15 a.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 8:45 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz has no public or media events onhis schedule.
Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operationsfor Coalition Joint Task Force 7,andDan Senor, senior advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority, willconduct an operational update from Baghdad at9:00a.m.EST. This event can be viewed in the Press Briefing Room.