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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

Lt. Gen. Carter Ham, Director for Operations, J-3 will brief at 1 p.m. EDT, Aug. 16, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an operational update.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.

There are no Speeches available for 8/16/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Staff Sgt. Robert R. Pirelli, 29, of Franklin , Mass. , died Aug. 15 in Iraq of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire.   He was assigned to...

ASD Health Affairs, Comfort and Project Hope to Brief Live From Ecuador Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Navy Capt Bruce Boynton, medical treatment facility commanding officer, and Robert Leitch, director of the non-governmental organization Project Hope aboard USNS Comfort will brief live from the coast of Ecuador at 2 p.m....

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