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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard B. Myers,Acting Secretary of the U.S. Army,Les Brownlee,Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen.Peter J. Schoomaker, andDeputy Commander, U.S. Central Command, Lt. Gen. Lance L. Smith testify before theSenate Armed Services Committee at 11:45 a.m. EDT, in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building. They willalso appear beforetheHouse Armed Services Committeeat 2:30 p.m. EDT, in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitzwill deliver remarks at the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence ceremony at 2:15 p.m. EDT. The awards presentation will be held in the Pentagon Center Courtyard and is open for media coverage. Seepress advisory for details.



05/07/2004
Testimony of Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
Testimony as Prepared by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, The Senate and House Armed Services Committees


05/07/2004
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to 1 st Battalion, 21 st Field Artillery Regiment, 1 st Cavalry...


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