Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeld will administer the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony at 4:30 p.m. EDT. See
press advisoryfor details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense
Paul Wolfowitz has no public or media events onhis schedule.
Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Charles S. Abell, Commander, United States Forces Korea,
General Leon J. LaPorte, Inspector General, Department of Defense
Joseph E. Schmitz testify on U.S. Policies Against Trafficking in Persons at a hearing of the
House Armed Services Committeeat 3 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
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