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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Lt. Gen. Ronald T. Kadish, director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, testify today on missile defense at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. See the Congressional schedule of events for details.

The next regular Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

The Army Space and Missile Defense Command is hosting its annual national media update through tomorrow in Huntsville, Ala. See the event web page for details. [link no longer available]

Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting Qatar, Oman and India through July 20. See the press advisory for details.

U.S. soldiers and airmen from Germany and Italy are participating in the training exercise Rapid Guardian II in Kosovo through July 20. See the European Command web page for details.

The Executive Committee of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services is visiting military commands and meeting with service members in Alaska, Korea, Japan, Okinawa and Hawaii through July 29. See the news release for details.

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07/17/2001
Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Ballistic Missile Defense
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Lieutenant General Ronald Kadish, Director, Ballistic, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.


07/17/2001
AVILES, NAVAS AND YOUNG SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF THE NAVY Secretary of the Navy Gordon England held a ceremony today at noon in the Pentagon to swear in three assistant secretaries of the Navy.

Dional M. Aviles was sworn in as assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller. In this capacity he has principal...



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