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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Riyadh, Rajab 22, 1438, April 19, 2017, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace here today the United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
The new United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis, in blatant contradiction of President Donald Trump , claimed during a recent press release in Baghdad that the US was not, in fact, planning on stealing any of Iraq's oil.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received at Al-Salam Palace today the United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- His highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with the attendance of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, received on Monday at Amiri Airport the United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and his accompanying delegation.
ADANA (CyHAN)- Incirlik airbase in southern Turkish Adana province has stolen the spotlight after United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stated on last Thursday that key military assistance the US would like to get from Turkey would be access to the yncirlik air base and US media claimed on Monday that Turkey agreed to open aforementioned and several other military bases to the US-led coalition in fight against Islamic State in Iraq and The Levant (ISIL).
gifGeneral Mykhaylo Koval held bipartite meetings with United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State for Defense Philippe Hammond, Minister of National Defense of Poland Tomasz Siemoniak and Minister of Defense of France Jean-Yves Le Drian.
BNA) -- His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister today met the United States Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, at the Ritz Carlton in Manama.

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