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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 3 p.m. at an event hosted by Business Executives for National Security, Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall, Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending may contact Laura Keehner Rigas at 202-481-1119 or LRigas@bens.org.

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Director for Operations, J-3, Lt. Gen. Robert Neller testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Afghan National Security Forces at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.



09/22/2011
Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Washington, D.C.


09/22/2011
DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-date 2011, Through August

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through August.

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