Lawrence Di Rita, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense Public Affairs, and Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez, deputy director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, conduct a DoD news briefing at 1:00 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by12:30 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeldhosts an honor cordon to welcome Korea's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ban Ki-moon to the Pentagon at 5:30 p.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 5 p.m. EST for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitzhasno public or media events onhis schedule.
Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Gen.James L. Jones, Jr., USMC and Commander, United States Central Command Gen.John P. Abizaid, USA testify on their military strategy and operational requirements at 9:30 a.m. ESTat a hearing of theSenate Armed Services Committeein Room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and ReadinessCharles S. Abelland Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health AffairsWilliam Winkenwerder Jr.testify on personnel and health programs at a hearingof theSenate Armed Services Committeeat 2:30 p.m. EST inRoom SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Homeland Defense Paul McHale testifies on fiscal year 2005 budgetat a hearing of theHouse Armed Services Committeeat3 p.m. EST in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.