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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosts an honor cordon to welcome The Chief of Joint Staff, Japan Self Defense Forces, Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki to the Pentagon at 10:30 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on River Entrance Parade Field.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-4272 for escort to the cordon. 

Commander, International Security and Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. John R. Allen will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 9 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.



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