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  Secretary of State for War and the Colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
The Secretary of State for War and the Colonies was a British cabinet level position responsible for the army and the British colonies (other than India).
Secretaries of State for War and the Colonies, 1801-1854
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_War_and_the_Colonies   (387 words)

 Secretary of State article - Secretary of State United Kingdom History Principal Secretary State (c. 1253–1539) - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1801–1854; divided)
In the federal government of the United States of America, the main role of the Secretary of State is to supervise and conduct foreign policy.
In many states the state secretary of state is often third in line to assume the office of governor upon death or resignation of the incumbent, after the lieutenant governor.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Secretary_of_State   (1302 words)

 Secretary of State for War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The secretary of war in cabinet position was Henry Knox.
The former office of the Secretary of State for War became that of the new Minister of Defence for the Army.
The Secretary of State headed the War Office and was assisted by a Parliamentary Private Secretary, who was also a Member of Parliament, and a Military Secretary, who was a general.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_State_for_War   (819 words)

 Encyclopedia: Secretary of State for War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Military Secretary is the senior military assistant to the British Secretary of State for Defence and formerly to the Secretary of State for War.
Secretary of State for Canada who was a Cabinet minister whose duties varied over time but who was responsible for the Department of Secretary of State until it was abolished.
Secretary of State with a specific policy areas and assist Cabinet Ministers but these were not themselves members of Cabinet.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Secretary-of-State-for-War   (6422 words)

 Eliot A. Cohen on Churchill & War on National Review Online
The secretary of state for war next fell back on the argument that it would be adverse to good discipline to reverse a ruling on the basis of the prime minister's intervention.
Secretary of State Grigg made one last desperate attempt to persuade Churchill to set aside his interest in fostering regimental spirit through the wearing of patches (23 December 1942), only to receive a crushing reply five days later from the prime minister.
And yet, to a degree remarkable in the annals of war statesmanship, he struggled to have the final operations of the war conform to a broader set of political calculations than those which began the conflict.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-ecohen062102.asp   (3194 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/P.J. Grigg
Sir Percy James Grigg, better known as Sir P.J. Grigg (December 16 1890-May 5 1964) was a British civil servant who was surprisingly moved from being the Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the War Office to become Secretary of State for War, the political head of the same department during the Second World War.
After the war he returned to the Treasury and in 1921 he became Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, serving several successive Chancellors including Winston Churchill.
Amongst the many Ministerial appointments made by Churchill from outside the sphere of Westminster politics, this was seen as one of the most unusual, but was a response to considerable military setbacks such as the loss of Singapore, and the need to appease critics by replacing some ministers.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/P.J._Grigg   (394 words)

 CASBAH: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
This position is first found in the shape of a secretary of the Army or secretary of the forces on both sides during the Civil War, and with the appointment of William Clarke, formerly secretary to the parliamentary forces, it became a permanent one.
The appointment of a Secretary of State for War in 1794, and the revival of the officer Commander in Chief in 1793, reduced the importance of his office; it was combined with that of Secretary of State for War in 1855 and abolished in May 1863.
In 1854 a separate Secretary of State for the Colonies was appointed and the former Secretary of State for War and the colonies became Secretary of State for War.
www.casbah.ac.uk /cats/archive/138/PROA00006.htm   (1130 words)

 Department Organization
The Deputy Secretary (D) serves as the principal deputy, adviser, and alter ego to the Secretary of State; serves as Acting Secretary of State in the Secretary's absence; and assists the Secretary in the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy and in giving general supervision and direction to all elements of the Department.
The Executive Secretariat (S/S), comprised of the Executive Secretary and three Deputy Executive Secretaries, is responsible for coordination of the work of the Department internally, serving as the liaison between the Department's bureaus and the offices of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretaries.
In cooperation with the Under Secretary for Management, the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, the Executive Secretary of the Department, and the regional bureaus, the Office of Protocol serves as the coordinator within and between the Department and the White House on all protocol matters for Presidential or Vice Presidential travel abroad.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/rls/dos/436.htm   (6508 words)

 Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher
He was our first post-Cold War Secretary of State, our first chief diplomat in over 50 years who faced, as Madeleine recently said, the challenge of defining our foreign policy in a world without a single, overriding threat to our security.
In that period the role of the Secretary of State was mainly to make sure that Europe didn't meddle in our affairs or stifle our growth.
Two world wars propelled the United States into a position of leadership in the free world, and, fortunately, our 20th century Secretaries were up to the challenge of ensuring America would ultimately triumph over communism -- democracy over communism.
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 ABC News: Bush Nominates Rice to Be Secretary of State
"The secretary of state is America's face to the world and in Dr. Rice the world will see the strength, grace and decency of our country," Bush said in a brief ceremony at the White House, with Rice at his side.
She would be only the second woman and second fl to be appointed secretary of state.
He worked as assistant secretary of defense for international security policy from 1989 to 1993 and has held numerous other political and civilian posts over the years.
abcnews.go.com /US/story?id=254647   (878 words)

 BBC News | UK POLITICS | War cabinets of the past
Asquith had initiated a war committee at the outbreak of the war but it had become bloated and he had insisted on its decisions being ratified by the full cabinet.
The war cabinet was dissolved in November 1919 but not before it had instructed the Army, Navy and RAF that they should not expect a "great war" in the next 10 years.
When war came in September 1939 Churchill was back as First Lord of the Admiralty, alongside Chamberlain, Secretary of State for War Leslie Hore-Belisha and several other key ministers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/1588475.stm   (1147 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A list of the 57 Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs, from Charles James Fox (1782) to Robin Cook (1997-2001), with dates and biographical sketches (for 1782-1960 only) is available from Historians, RHD.
Policy differences with his Cabinet colleague Castlereagh (Secretary of State for War) led to a duel in which Canning was wounded in the leg.
Secretaries of State for the Colonial and War Departments
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 Iraq brands future US secretary of state as war criminal.
>> Iraq brands future US secretary of state as `war criminal` >> >> BAGHDAD, Dec 18 (AFP) - An Iraqi government newspaper on Monday >> branded the US secretary of state-designate, retired General Colin >> Powell, as a "war criminal" and said his nomination was a sign that >> American diplomacy was in decline.
>> >> >> "All the indications are that American diplomacy is in a state of >> decline in the face of the forces defying the agressiveness of the >> United States," said the Iraqi daily.
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United States," said the Iraqi daily.

www.mail-archive.com /kominform@lists.eunet.fi/msg04974.html   (1200 words)

 John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State
He subsequently served as Secretary of State in the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, where he was instrumental in forming the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
Dulles was a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in Paris in November, 1948, when Secretary of State George C. Marshall was forced to return to the United States for surgery.
The job of Secretary of State was one that he apparently had been after for a long time.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /jfdulles.htm   (7993 words)

 Deputy Secretary of State Armitage on War Against Terrorism
The global war against terrorism is being conducted on many fronts, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said in an October 3 interview from Washington with CNN's John King.
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage On CNN with John King Broadcast October 3, 2001 Washington, D.C. KING: A short time ago, I had a conversation with the number two man at the State Department, the Deputy Secretary, Richard Armitage.
One report this morning is saying that the United States under the Clinton administration had an agreement with the Pakistani intelligence service to try to go after bin Laden and that that agreement fell apart after the military coup in which General Musharraf seized power in Pakistan.
www.usembassy.it /file2001_10/alia/a1100301.htm   (1653 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 5 | 1963: Profumo resigns over sex scandal
Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, has resigned from government, admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a call girl.
It was also alleged that Profumo, who has been War Secretary since 1960, had assisted in the disappearance of Miss Keeler, who had not appeared at the Central Criminal Court where she was due to give evidence in the case against a West Indian accused of possessing a firearm.
Before being appointed at the War Office he held many positions including Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies and Minister of State at the Foreign Office.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/5/newsid_2660000/2660375.stm   (487 words)

 Rice goes to bat for Bolton / In S.F. speech, secretary of state also rips war critics
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaking Friday to a sold-out crowd in San Francisco, urged the Senate to confirm John Bolton as U.N. ambassador, saying that although he is "a pretty tough person...
The secretary offered a wide-ranging assessment of U.S. foreign policy and national security, which she said are intricately tied to "the spread of freedom and democracy in the world.''
While it was important to remove Saddam, whom she described as a monster, it's the aftermath of the fighting in Iraq that's going to mean the most to the United States, she suggested.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/05/28/RICE.TMP   (1026 words)

 U.S. Department of State FOIA Electronic Reading Room
It is an honor to be here this morning as we mark this important milestone both in the stewardship of the records of the Federal Government and the continuing partnership between the State Department and the National Archives and Records Administration.
It may interest you to know that State Department records and other records dealing with U.S. foreign affairs are the second most heavily used category of records after genealogical records.
And while these cable files will, no doubt, be well used by American researchers, they will also be invaluable to historians, students, and others from foreign countries, where records of the actions of the Government officials, and events in their nation's history are not always available to the public—or simply do not exist.
foia.state.gov /ArchivistsRemarks.asp   (787 words)

 John Milton Hay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1878 he became assistant secretary of state and became part of a Washington group that included Henry Adams, Henry Cabot Lodge, and others.
In August 1898, Hay was named Secretary of State and helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris.
The Honorable John Hay, Secretary of State, handing to Jules Cambon, the French ambassador, the $20,000 due to Spain under the Treaty of Peace.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/hay.html   (284 words)

 JS Online: Powell presents case
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (bottom center) and members of the Security Council listen to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell present evidence against Iraq.
The result was an extraordinary encounter among high ministers of the United States, Iraq and 14 other large and small powers, who sat around a curved table in a packed chamber and deliberated war and peace in seven languages.
The cabinet secretary said giving Iraq "a few months" more with the weapons he has "is not an option, not in a post-September 11th world." Britain, Spain and Bulgaria were rhetorically in the U.S. camp, calling Powell's presentation powerful and suggesting Iraq is fast blowing its last chance to comply.
www.jsonline.com /news/gen/feb03/116225.asp?format=print   (1648 words)

 The First British Official Historians
The London branch produced histories of the Ashanti Expedition of 1873, the Zulu War of 1879, the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, the Campaign in the Sudan in 1885, and the Operations in Somaliland, 1901-04.
Probably the War Office was happier than Maurice with the results, for the History of the War in South Africa conformed tactfully to German standards as a literal, fully documented record of the campaigns with reputations adequately protected.
Because he was writing about a total war, Edmonds also included lengthy sections on politics, war production, and manpower problems, indicating the way in which these factors had influenced the conduct of the war in France.
www.warchronicle.com /britain/first_officials.htm   (4266 words)

 US Department of State – Home Page
Secretary Rice (Feb. 8): "With the release of today's report, we recognize the Emergency Plan's unprecedented contribution over the past two years to help combat one of the worst pandemics in human history." Highlights [PDF; 740k;
Secretary Rice (Feb. 8): "We are hopeful that the fight against terrorism for the United States as well as for Israel can take place in the context of a process that recognizes that violence and terrorism are not permissible in the international community ever." watch
State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack (Feb. 7): "The United States intends to cancel all of the debt owed to it by Afghanistan, approximately $108 million....
www.state.gov   (225 words)

 Sources of English Constitutional History: Chapter 141
Secretary of State for the Home Department and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons — Rt.
Malcolm John MacDonald, M.P. Secretary of State for the Colonies — Rt.
Viscount Swinton, G.B.E., M.C. Secretary of State for Scotland — Rt.
www.constitution.org /sech/sech_141.htm   (394 words)

 Michael Ledeen on War & Bush Administration on National Review Online
If it were up to me, I would urge the president to replace the secretaries of state and defense, the national-security adviser, and the heads of the FBI and the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency).
State: I have just returned from a couple of weeks in Europe, and was very surprised to hear diplomats complaining bitterly that they felt abandoned by Powell.
The proper care of allies is right up near the top of a secretary of State's mission, and the allies don't give Colin Powell a passing grade.
nationalreview.com /ledeen/ledeen200411090750.asp   (1176 words)

 Secretary of State - Know Rhode Island
Barry, in 1782, also won a victory in the last major naval engagement of the war, and was the senior officer of the navy when he died in Philadelphia in 1803.
There shall continue to be one seal for the public use of the state; the form of an anchor shall be engraven thereon; the motto thereof shall be the word "Hope"; and in a circle around the outside shall be engraven the words, "Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1636".
The total area of the state is 1,214 square miles, of which 1,045 are land and 169 are water.
www.sec.state.ri.us /resources_for/library/riinfo/riinfo/knowrhode   (6446 words)

 Powell reverses on comments about Iraq war / Secretary of state had questioned invasion if no weapons existed
Washington -- The White House and Secretary of State Colin Powell scrambled on Tuesday to present a united front about the war in Iraq, a day after Powell said he was not sure whether he would have recommended an invasion had he known that Saddam Hussein did not have stockpiles of banned weapons.
Powell and the State Department staff have clashed repeatedly with Rumsfeld and his team at the Pentagon over Iraq and other issues.
And Powell is known to be deeply resentful over the large role that Cheney and the vice- president's influential staff play in foreign policy, and feels that he has been undercut and marginalized on major issues.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/02/04/MNGNN4OI751.DTL   (717 words)

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