Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
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, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 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.