Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright will conduct a press briefing at 2 p.m. EDT, August 13, in the DoD Briefing Room, 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.