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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld  hosts an honor cordon to welcome Mexican Secretary of National Defense Gen. Gerardo Ricardo Vega to the Pentagon at 11:15 a.m. EDT.  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 10:45 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

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

U.K. Royal Marine Lt. Gen. Sir Robert Fry, deputy commander of Multi-national Force--Iraq and senior British representative in Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, with an update on operations in Iraq.Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.



There are no Speeches available for 5/12/2006. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


05/12/2006
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Emmanuel L. Legaspi, 38, of Las Vegas, Nev., died of injuries sustained in Tal Afar, Iraq, on May 7, when his unit came under enemy small arms fire during combat...


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