Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on "Sequestration Implementation Options and the Effects on National Defense: Administration Perspectives" at 10 a.m. EDT, in room 2118, at the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will give remarks, entitled "The U.S. Strategic Rebalance to Asia: A Defense Perspective" at the Asia Society in New York City at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Media interested in attending the event should call 212-327-9274.
Brig. Gen. Thomas E. Putt (Canada), Deputy Commanding General of V (U.S.) Corps, and International Security Assistance Force Joint Command's Director of Afghan National Security Forces Development, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). 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.