Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Ambassador Paul Bremer, administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, will conduct a briefing at 2 p.m. in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. Media representatives who do not have a Pentagon building pass and wish to cover this event should arrive at the Pentagon's North Parking Entrance at 1:30 p.m. for an escort. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.
Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Gul to the Pentagon today at 5 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 4:30 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
A large-scale chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training exercise will be held at the Pentagon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The exercise, called "Gallant Fox," will be staged in the South Parking Lot of the Pentagon and is open for media coverage. The purpose of this training event is to enable the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) to exercise emergency response units in a duty-day, real world scenario. It will provide valuable training for PFPA to better serve occupants of the Pentagon. See press advisory for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington. There are no public or media events on his schedule.
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