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Today in the Department of Defense, August 5-7, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are in Washington this weekend. There are no public or media events on their schedules.

More than 1,000 soldiers and Marines are en route or already helping to fight wildfires in the West. See the news release for details.

Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting California and Missouri through Aug. 5. See the press advisory for details.

The Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) is visiting Qingdao, People's Republic of China through Aug. 5. See the news release for details.

Cornerstone 00-1, a combined engineering exercise with Moldova, continues through late August. See the news release for details.

The Department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

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08/07/2000
COHEN ISSUES STATEMENT ON NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen today issued the following statement on National Missile Defense (NMD):

"Components of the Department of Defense are currently completing their assessment of the program to develop a National Missile Defense system. A number of difficult issues...



08/07/2000
SecDef to Welcome the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome President Stejpan Mesic and Prime Minister Ivica Racan, of the Republic of Croatia, to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000.

The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field of...




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