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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will speak to students of the National Defense University at 10 a.m. EDT, Sept. 29, as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Program. During his remarks, the secretary will discuss the 2008 National Defense Strategy.  Journalists may cover the secretary’s remarks and the question and answer session, but will not be allowed to ask questions. Media who plan to attend must contact National Defense University Public Affairs at (202) 685-3140 before 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, to arrange access to the event. To enter Ft. McNair, journalists must show a government-issued photo identification card, such as a driver’s license or passport. 

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus to the Pentagon today at 1 p.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 North Parking 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 to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.



09/29/2008
Meeting with Croatian Minister of Defense (Zagreb, Croatia)
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Ministry of Defense Building, Zagreb, Croatia


09/29/2008
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