Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Air Force Lt. Col. Gordon Phillips, commander of the Nangahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, and Shawn Waddoups, the PRT’s Department of State representative, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EDT, Aug 22, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing reconstruction and development operations in the Nangahar Province. 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.