Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, May 13, 2010
May 12, 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen; and Commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, escort Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to tour Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Media are invited for photos and video only.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Tunisia's Minister of National Defense Ridha Grira to the Pentagon at 1 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.

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

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy delivers remarks at 7:30 a.m. EDT at the Government Executive Magazine Leadership Briefing at the National Press Club, 13th Floor Ballroom, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room (Pentagon 2E973) to provide an update on Afghanistan operations.

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