Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome India’s Minister of Defense A.K. Antony to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Secretary Gates; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner; USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah discuss the Administration’s new development policy at 3 p.m. EDT at the Global Leadership Coalition roundtable in the Grand Hyatt Washington D.C. Media interested in attending should contact Richard Parker, Global Leadership Coalition at 202-730-4163.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn; Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton B. Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Department of Defense efficiencies initiatives at 10 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
A Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 1:50 p.m. EDT with four F-22’s.
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