Secretary of Defense

NOUN
  1. the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department
    the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman
  2. the position of the head of the Department of Defense
    the position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947
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  • Rush Limbaugh: On national radio show, called President Obama a "castrati", in response to Secretary of Defense Policy shift to allow press to photograph flag-draped caskets returning from Iraq Jeffrey Feldman: Tea Party Republicans
  • The secretary of defense briefed the president on the enemy's strength.
  • His key advisers, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and national security adviser McGeorge Bundy, both holdovers from the Kennedy administration, shared these views.
  • I've made it no secret that I did not and do not agree with former Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's long term stra ... ProLifeBlogs
  • OF DEFENSE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY: If, for some reason, and it does appear, the level of the criminal threat exceeds the immediate capability of civilian law enforcement, the National Guard in state status, under command and control of the governor, not under command and control of the secretary of defense, can work side by side lawfully with civilian law enforcement agencies, police officers, to maintain public order. CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2005
  • He was the then secretary of Defense.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called on NATO allies and other nations with troops in Afghanistan not to make what he called "ill-timed, precipitous, or uncoordinated" withdrawals after the United States begins its gradual drawdown in July. Gates Warns Coalition Not to Abandon Afghanistan
  • The new president's appointee for Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy, was asked about that at her Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.
  • He was the then secretary of Defense.
  • And I just am really tickled and pleased that we have people like our current secretary of defense and our current secretary of state.
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