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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, Sept. 22, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen concludes his trip to Asia today. See the background briefing for an overview of his trip.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

The next Department of Defense news briefing will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Kenneth H. Bacon, assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

MEDFLAG 00-2, a joint/combined medical training and civil assistance exercise in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, continues through Sept. 26. See the news release and the European Command web page for details. [Link no longer available.]

Fifteen U.S. military athletes are competing as members of the U.S. Olympic team in the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, Australia, through Oct. 1. See the news release for details.

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

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09/22/2000
U.S.-Japan Parliamentary League Breakfast
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Hotel Okura, Tokyo, Japan


09/22/2000
PROPOSED FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO ISRAEL ANNOUNCED The government of Israel has requested a possible purchase of JP-8 aviation jet fuel. The estimated cost is $111 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which...



09/22/2000
SecDef to Address Chicago Business Community and Junior ROTC Students Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will address the business community of Chicago on "Assuring American Security in the 21st Century" at the Mid-America Club at 1 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000.

The event will take place in the Ballroom of the Mid-America Club, 200 East...





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