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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld delivers remarksat theHeritage FoundationPresident's Club at 2 p.m. EDT in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz delivers remarks to theAsia Foundation50th Anniversary Dinner at 8:20 p.m. EDT in the Ballroom, Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachuetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operationsfor Coalition Joint Task Force 7,andDan Senor, senior advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority, willconduct an operational update from Baghdad at10:00a.m.EDT. This event can be viewed in the Press Briefing Room. Media wishingto attend must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 9:30 a.m. EDT for escort.

A Senior Defense Official and Joint Staff representative will conduct a roundtable at 4:30 p.m. EDT in OSD Conference Room 2C554, room #7, on U.S. Forces from South Korea supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Media representatives who do not have a Pentagon building pass and wish to cover this event should arrive at the Pentagon's North Parking Entrance at4 p.m.for an escort. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.



05/17/2004
Remarks to the Heritage Foundation
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, The Heritage Foundation


05/17/2004
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Rene Ledesma, 34, of Abelene, Texas, died May 15 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Ledesma was...


05/17/2004
Pentagon to Hold Training Exercise             A large-scale chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training exercise will be held at the Pentagon on Wednesday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.  The exercise, called "Gallant Fox II," will be staged near...




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