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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is travelling. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule. 

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean J. Stackley and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration/Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills testify at a hearing concerning Marine Corps acquisition programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program at 10 a.m. EDT in room SR-222 at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

There are no Speeches available for 4/26/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee

            I am very pleased that, after many years, we have reached this important agreement and plan of action.  I applaud the hard work and effort that went into crafting it.  Let me also say how much I appreciate the...

Officials to Provide Background Briefing on U.S. Realignment in Japan

            Senior officials from the Defense Department and State Department will conduct an embargoed background briefing for news media on the U.S. military realignment in Japan at 5:30 p.m. EDT today in the Pentagon Briefing Room...

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