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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, April 10, 2008

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael G. Mullen testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Iraq, progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks and achieving reconciliation, the future U.S. military presence in Iraq, and the situation in Afghanistan at 2 p.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

General David H. Petraeus, commanding general, Multi-National Force-Iraq and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S ambassador to Iraq will hold a news conference on the current status of conditions in Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, April 10, at the Newseum, in the main TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC, 20001. Those attending should use the Freedom Forum entrance on 6th Street. For additional information concerning cameras or broadcast feeds, please contact Tina Tate, 202-292-6313 or To RSVP for the event, please contact Maryann Stevens at or 202-292-6621.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics John J. Young Jr and Executive Director Army Contracting Command (Provisional) U.S. Army Materiel Command Jeffrey Parsons testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on  contingency contracting: Implementing a call for urgent reform at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Commander, U.S. European Command Gen. Bantz J. Craddock testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on European Command at 1:30 p.m. EDT in room H-143, the Capitol.

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes and Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson iii testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Army acquisition programs at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Assistant Secretary of the Army John Paul Woodley Jr. and Chief of Engineers Army Corps of Engineers LTG Hans Van Antwerp testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY 2009 Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Interior budget requests and justifications at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-124, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Assistant Secretary of Defense International Security Affairs Mary Beth Long testifies at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on negotiating a long term relationship with Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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