Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Romanian president Traian Basescu to the Pentagon at 5:30 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Entrance 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 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedules.
The Senate Armed Services Committee conducts a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Dr. Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of defense at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.