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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is traveling. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter delivers remarks at the "Politico Pro Defense Forum" at 9:30 a.m. EDT at The Newseum, Washington, DC. 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at the Association of the United States Army, General Bernard W. Rogers Strategic Issues Forum at 4 p.m. EDT at the Association of the United States Army Building, Arlington, Va. 

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale; Vice Chief of Staff Army Gen. Lloyd Austin; Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson; Vice Chief of Staff Air Force Gen. Larry Spencer; Assistant Commandant Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee concerning "DoD Plans for Sequestration:  The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 Report and the Way Forward" at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. 

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Erin C. Conaton delivers remarks at the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

There are no Speeches available for 9/20/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Statement from Secretary Panetta on Recovery of Surge Forces in Afghanistan

            “This week, the ongoing effort in Afghanistan marked an important milestone:  the United States military has completed drawing down the surge forces President Obama committed in December of 2009, reducing our...

There are no Press Advisories available for 9/20/2012. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more

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