Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen delivers remarks at 12:30 p.m. EDT about recent developments in U.S. national security and priorities going forward at the.National Press Club, 528 14 St. N.W. Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending contact Melinda Cooke at (202) 662-7516.
Marine Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commander of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, will brief live by phone from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, July 8, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, with an update on stability and security operations in southern Afghanistan. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.