Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nomination of Marine Corps Gen. James Amos for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commandant of the Marine Corps at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
German Maj. Gen. Hans-Werner Fritz, commanding general for Regional Command North, and his U.S. Army deputy, Col. Sean Mulholland, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on current 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.
Press briefing with Geoff Morrell has been canceled for today and will be rescheduled.