Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Asia-Pacific Affairs Richard P. Lawless testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, who recently returned from commanding the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, will provide an update on the development, training and equipping of Iraqi Security Forces at 10:00 a.m. in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579. 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.