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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz have no public or media events on their schedules.

A senior defense official will provide an embargoed background briefing explaining how investigations are conducted into intelligence activities at 9 a.m. EDT, Pentagon 2E407. Interested media representatives should contact Lt. Col. Jerry Healy at (703) 614-2487 to reserve a seat. Addtionally, 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. For more information on this briefing see the advisory.

The results of an investigation into military intelligence activities at the Abu Ghraib prison facility will be provided at a press conference at the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.The report will be presented by Gen. Paul Kern, the appointing authority for the investigation; Lt. Gen. Anthony Jones, lead investigator; and Maj. Gen. George Fay, investigating officer. 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. For more information on this press conference see the advisory.

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08/25/2004
Australian Citizen is the Second Commissions Case GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- The second of four military commissions began today here at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Australian David Hicks. An Australian citizen, Hicks is accused of conspiracy, attempted murder by an unprivileged belligerent, and aiding the enemy.

Hicks was...


08/25/2004
Military Commissions Update Legal Advisor to the Appointing Authority for the Office of Military Commissions, Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Hemingway, will provide media an update on the preliminary hearings for military commissions that began this week in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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