Secretary of Defense

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Noun1.Secretary of Defense - the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department; "the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman"
secretary - a person who is head of an administrative department of government
2.Secretary of Defense - the position of the head of the Department of Defense; "the position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947"
secretaryship - the position of secretary
United States Cabinet, US Cabinet - a board to advise the President; members are the secretaries of executive departments; the United States constitution does not provide for the cabinet
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WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (KUNA) - US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wednesday that the situation with North North Korea is "firmly in the diplomatic lane" and slashed down any notion that war with Pyongyang is near.
In his recent visit to Pakistan, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognized Pakistan's sacrifices in the war against terrorism.
Washington -- After US's announcement regarding new policy for South Asia, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will reach Pakistan on Monday (today).
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is currently visiting Afghanistan, together with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Terrorism and extremism in the region and the world are rooted in the US unwise policies in supporting terrorist-nurturing regional countries and the state terrorism of the Zionist regime," Qassemi said in reaction to the recent meddlesome and unfounded remarks by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis on "regime change" in Iran.
Jeddah, Ramadan 12, 1438, Jun 7, 2017, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received today a telephone call from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, discussed with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, today the post-liberation of Mosul, and the possibilities contained in the course of the battle of the restoration of Mosul.
Kerry and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter were welcoming South Korea's foreign minister, Yun Byung-Se, and defense minister, Han Min-Koo.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Friday visited a US carrier in the South China Sea, an increasingly assertive stance in the face of China's sweeping expansion in the disputed waterway.
Washington, May 14 (BNA): Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met here today with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosted Bosnia-Herzegovina Minister of Defense Zekerijah Osmic at the Pentagon today, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

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