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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeldhas no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitztestifies at a hearing of theSenate Foreign Relations Committeeat 9:30 a.m. EDT in room106 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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 at11:00a.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 10:30 a.m. EDT for escort.

A senior Defense Department official and a seniorState Department official will conduct a background briefing for media on the subject of the Adminstrative Review Procedures for detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The briefing will be in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579 at 3 p.m. EDT. 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.



05/18/2004
Prepared Statement for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
By Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Washington, DC


05/18/2004
Missing Vietnam War Serviceman Identified A serviceman missing in action from the Vietnam War has been identified and returned to his family for burial.

He is Air Force Col. Lester E. Holmes of Plainfield, Iowa.

On May 22, 1967, Holmes was flying a forward air control mission over Quang Binh...


05/18/2004
Final Administrative Review Procedures Announced A senior Defense Department official and a senior State Department official will conduct a background briefing for media on the subject of the Adminstrative Review Procedures for detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The briefing will be in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579,...




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