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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael G. Mullen will conduct a press briefing at 2 p.m. EDT, June 18, in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  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.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media event on his schedule. 

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy testifies at a hearing of the House Government Reform Committee on Afghanistan and Pakistan: Oversight of a New Interagency Strategy at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. 

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. Eric T. Olson testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. Special Operations Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222 Russell Senate Office Building.






Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.



DoD to Discuss Upcoming Defense Consultative Talks                 A senior Department of Defense official will hold a background briefing on the defense consultative talks with China next week and to discuss Asia Pacific Security affairs at 9 a.m. EDT, Friday, June 19,...

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