German Minister of Defense Franz Josef Jung answers questions during his arrival at the NATO defense ministers' meeting in Brussels on June 11. During the day's meeting, the ministers discussed troop levels in Kosovo and the response to maritime piracy.
On Thursday, I worked at NATO headquarters in Brussels covering a meeting of the world's major defense ministers. Robert Gates, the US Secretary of Defense was there, along with other military leaders. The defense ministers held closed meetings throughout the day, but there were also press conferences to advise the press of the ministers' decisions.