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  United States Department of War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States government's executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense.
In 1949 the War Office was renamed the United States Department of the Army and became a component of the Department of Defense.
The United States Secretary of the Army is in charge of the administrative offices necessary for the Army's operations.
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 War Department, United States on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At times the War Dept. supervised quasimilitary matters—e.g., the distribution of bounty lands, pensions (see Interior, United States Department of the), Indian affairs (see Indian Affairs, Bureau of), and the Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War, but by the 20th cent.
The office of the commanding general of the army was abolished, and the general staff corps was established to coordinate the army under the direction of the chief of staff, who was charged with supervising the planning of national defense and with the mobilization of the military forces.
In World War II plans were laid to coordinate the activities of the armed services, and with the creation (1947) of the National Military Establishment—which later became (1949) the U.S. Dept. of Defense—the War Dept. was reconstituted as the Dept. of the Army, which became a division of the Dept. of Defense.
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 AllRefer.com - War Department, United States (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia
Subsequent legislation expanded the department's organization, and until 1903 the commanding general of the army and various staff departments aided the Secretary in guiding the military establishment.
At times the War Dept. supervised quasimilitary matters : e.g., the distribution of bounty lands, pensions (see Interior, United States Department of the), Indian affairs (see Indian Affairs, Bureau of), and the Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War, but by the 20th cent.
Thereafter the War Dept. absorbed several new functions; it was given supervision over the newly created National Guard, and under the National Defense Act of 1916 the officers' reserve corps was created within the department's organization.
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 AllRefer.com - Interior, United States Department of the (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia
Interior, United States Department of the, federal executive department established in 1849, delegated custodian of U.S. natural resources, and whose head, the Secretary of the Interior, has cabinet rank.
The department's responsibility for water and power resources is handled primarily by the Bureau of Reclamation and various specific power administrations that operate projects generating electrical power.
The divisions of the department concerned with public land management include the bureaus of Indian Affairs and Land Management.
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 United States Department of Justice
The United States of America is winning the war on terrorism with unrelenting focus and unprecedented cooperation.
The Department of Justice has acted thoughtfully, carefully, and within the framework of the Constitution of the United States.
Survival and success in this long war on terrorism demands that the Department continuously adapt and improve its capabilities to protect Americans from a fanatical, ruthless enemy, even as terrorists adapt their tactics to attack us.
www.lifeandliberty.gov /subs/a_terr.htm   (876 words)

  
 Korean War
Throughout the summer of 1950, the U.S. and the other involved United Nations' states scrambled to contain North Korea's fast-moving army, assemble the forces necessary to defeat it and simultaneously begin to respond to what was seen as a global military challenge from the Communist world.
The War Stabilizes, 25 January -- 30 June 1951.
During the rest of 2000 and into 2001, our Korean War section will be expanded to provide images of the entire scope of U.S. Navy involvement in the conflict.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/kowar/kowar.htm   (1527 words)

  
 United States Colored Troops
For more than 20 years after the end of the War, colored soldiers were scarcely afforded any of the benefits due them as War veterans as their white counterparts.
But in the years after the War many had changed their surnames, so documentation of their service in the War was scarce.
During the pre-Civil War period of slavery, slaves were not afforded documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses and death certificates, which all can assist in documentation and were typical documents recorded for whites.
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 The United States Army Home Page
New, modular brigade combat team units accompanied the 10th Mountain Division on its third tour to Afghanistan.
With a modified ballistic vest, a “Screaming Eagle” unit patch and a Combat Action Badge, Zeko still may not look like the average Soldier, but he has become a valuable asset to the troops of Forward Operating Base McHenry, near Kirkuk, Iraq.
We surveyed where U.S. forces were stationed abroad and noted that they were more or less where they had been at the height of the Cold War.
www.army.mil   (453 words)

  
 United States Department of Justice
Six reports by the Justice Department's independent Inspector General, who is required to solicit and investigate any allegations of abuse, found no violations.
It is an essential part of the United States' effort to prosecute the War on Terror in tangible, measurable ways.
The House of Representatives has voted to reauthorize the provisions of the Patriot Act that are leading to real results in the war, but unfortunately, on Friday, a minority of senators blocked the reauthorization.
www.lifeandliberty.gov   (1232 words)

  
 USINFO - The United States Department of State
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is greeted by Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer Thursday, March 16 in Sydney, Australia.
The 2006 national security strategy update begins with the recognition that America is at war, the White House national...
Australia and the United States have a unique and deep relationship based on a determination to protect and promote...
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 AllRefer.com - Defense, United States Department of (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia
Defense, United States Department of, executive department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and military affairs.
Based in the Pentagon, it is divided into three major subsections : the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.
Among the many Defense Dept. agencies are the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (see Strategic Defense Initiative), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Department of Defense
The DoD's annual budget is roughly $425 billion (~$1,600 per capita), which does not include tens of billions more in supplemental expenditures allotted by Congress throughout the year.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is by law the highest ranking military officer in the United States (with the notable exception of the President of the United States).
On February 22, 2002, the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General has reported that DOD has not and will not account for $1.1 trillion of "undocumentable adjustments." In addition, there have been several high-profile Government Accountability Office investigations of the Department of Defense.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Department_of_Defense   (875 words)

  
 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has unveiled a model for the new VA cemetery near West Palm Beach and announced the facility would be called the "South Florida National Cemetery." The 313-acre cemetery, in Lake Worth on U.S. 441, is expected to open for burial in the winter of 2006-07.
On March 15, 1989, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the nation's 14th Cabinet-level department.
Elevating VA from administration to department status had been a dream of some since World War II, yet proposals to do that had been introduced for three decades and gone nowhere.
www.va.gov   (286 words)

  
 Ministry of War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the British Ministry of War see Ministry of Defence
A Ministry of War or Ministry for War was the administrative, supply and services agency of several nations armies as opposed to their entire military establishments.
Both Mexico and Brazil both still maintain a War Department for the support of their armies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ministry_of_War   (111 words)

  
 Emergency Planning - Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
The U.S. Department of Education has developed a guide to provide schools and communities with basic guidelines and useful ideas on how to develop emergency response and crisis management plans.
This teleconference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Harvard School Public Health, explores issues related to trauma, its impact on children, and implications for schools and school personnel.
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service collaborated to produce two reports that outline a process for identifying, assessing, and managing students who may pose a threat of targeted violence in schools as well as ideas for creating safe school climates.
www.ed.gov /emergencyplan   (739 words)

  
 Alibris: United States War Department
Rules and instructions to carry into effect the executive orders relating to the military government by the United States in the Island of Cuba and all islands in the West Indies west of the seventy-fourth degree, west longitude, evacuated by Spain...
Letter From The Secretary Of War Transmitting (In Obedience To A Resolution Of The House Of Representatives) Information In Relation To The Superintendency Of Indian Affairs In The Territory Of Michigan During The Year 1820 And Part Of The Year 1821.
These Rules of Land Warfare, published by the War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff, were prepared for use of officers of the land forces of the United States.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/United_States_War_Department   (548 words)

  
 War Department - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
War Department may refer to the military establishments of several different countries:
United States Department of War, under the leadership of the United States Secretary of War (until 1947)
Ministry of War of Japan the World War II Japanese Army
psychcentral.com /psypsych/War_Department   (148 words)

  
 US Department of State – Home Page
Secretary Rice (Mar. 16): "We're in this global war on terror not because we chose this fight, but because the United States of America was attacked with impunity on September 11 by those who desired to unravel our way of life."
Paula DeSutter is the Department of State's principal official for assessing and verifying compliance with important arms control and nonproliferation agreements.
Learn more about careers at the State Department at www.careers.state.gov.
www.state.gov   (311 words)

  
 Prime Minister Churchill with the globe presented to him by the United States War Department, Christmas 1942, Churchill ...
Prime Minister Churchill with the globe presented to him by the United States War Department, Christmas 1942, Churchill and the Great Republic (A Library of Congress Interactive Exhibition, Text Version)
During the war it was especially useful to Roosevelt, Churchill, and others for gauging relative distances over water, a crucial factor in allocating scarce shipping resources while planning grand strategy.
From "The President's Globe" by Arthur H. Robinson in Imago Mundi: The International Journal for The History of Cartography, vol.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/churchill/interactive/_html/wc0001_4.html   (127 words)

  
 United States Civil War maps/ American Civil War maps/ Antietam maps/ Appomatox maps/ siege of Atlanta/ Bull Run maps/ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
United States Civil War maps/ American Civil War maps/ Antietam maps/ Appomatox maps/ siege of Atlanta/ Bull Run maps/ Chancellorsville maps/ Chattanooga maps/ Chickamauga maps/ Fredericksburg maps/ Gettysburg maps/ Vicksburg maps
Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.
Symonds, Craig L. and Clipson William J. A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/maps/CivWr1.htm   (306 words)

  
 Korean War 50th Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Department of Defense 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration has officially ended effective September 30, 2003.
Thank you for your interest in the program, your contribution towards educating the American people on the Korean War is appreciated.
Although we are no longer distributing educational materials on the Korean War, this site will remain online so that you may still access it.
korea50.army.mil   (63 words)

  
 Air Force Link - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Key wipes away the sweat running down his forehead during a break in convoy and weapons familiarization training, which is part of the Guam Initial Readiness Response Exercise, or GIRRE, Tuesday, March 14, 2006.
The GIRRE is an annual island-wide exercise between Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Marianas to train on war plan deployments and joint disaster response skills.
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Department of Defense released the results of the second annual report on the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program.
www.af.mil   (348 words)

  
 United States Department of War - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We found one dictionary with English definitions that includes the word United States Department of War:
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 Find in a Library: Final report of United States Liquidation commission, War department.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Find in a Library: Final report of United States Liquidation commission, War department.
Final report of United States Liquidation commission, War department.
To find this item in a library, enter a postal code, state, province, or country in the field above.
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 War Department, United States
At times the War Dept. supervised quasimilitary matters—e.g., the distribution of bounty lands, pensions (see
Thereafter the War Dept. absorbed several new functions; it was given supervision over the newly created
, and under the National Defense Act of 1916 the officers' reserve corps was created within the department's organization.
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 eBay - spoken united states, English Spoken Here, Life in the United States, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Project WRDP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Project WRDP: "Get a resolution introduced in Congress (bonus points for the Senate) to change the name of the Pentagon back to the War Department."
As for the Department of Defense, (from the Wickipedia):
Actually, I think their statement is a good example of metonymy...
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