Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Egyptian Minister of Defense Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi to the Pentagon at noon EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 11:15 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace will conduct a DoD news briefing at 11:15 a.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 by 10:30 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Commander, United States Pacific Command Adm. William J. Fallon, Commander, United Nations Command and Republic of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command Commander, United States Forces Korea Gen. Burwell B. Bell and Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Gen. James L. Jones testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.