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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will host an honor cordon to welcome Gen. Sverker John Olaf Göranson, supreme commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, to the Pentagon at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Photo and video opportunity only.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass should call 703-697-4272 for escort to the cordon.

Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward, commander of Joint Task Force 435, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 11 a.m. EDT, Aug. 5, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973.  Harward will provide an update on detainee operations.  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.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD 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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