Honor guard members salute the playing of the national anthems.
Honor guard members salute as Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (center top of stairs) and South Korean Minister of National Defense Yoon Kwang-ung (left) stand at attention for the playing of the national anthems of both nations during welcoming ceremonies at the Pentagon on Oct. 22, 2004. Their meetings will mark the start of the 36th annual U.S.-Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs Richard Lawless (right) will join the defense leaders in the talks. A broad range of bilateral security issues are on the table for discussion.