Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen will discuss the nature of global military engagements over the next decade and how our national security institutions should assess the future spectrum of threats in order to properly organize, resource, and respond at the Brookings Institution at 10 a.m. EDT in the Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC. Media interested in attending should contact the Brookings Office of Communications; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (202)797.6105.
Army Maj. Gen. James Milano, deputy commanding general of the Directorate of Interior Affairs, Multi-National Security and Transition Command-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, May 18, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.