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  United States Secretary of Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Secretary is appointed by the President with the approval of the Senate, and is a member of the Cabinet.
In the same massive reorganization, the Secretary of War was replaced by the Secretary of the Army and, along with the Secretary of the Navy and the new Secretary of the Air Force, became a non-Cabinet position placed under the Secretary of Defense.
The SecDef, as the head of the United States Office of the Secretary of Defense, is assisted by a Deputy Secretary and five Under Secretaries in the fields of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer; Intelligence; Personnel and Readiness; and arguably the most important, Policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Defense   (539 words)

  
 DefenseLINK - Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense
The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy adviser to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all matters of direct concern to the Department of Defense, and for the execution of approved policy.
The Secretary of Defense is a member of the President's Cabinet and of the National Security Council.
The Deputy Secretary of Defense is delegated full power and authority to act for the Secretary of Defense and exercise the powers of the Secretary on any and all matters for which the Secretary is authorized to act pursuant to law.
www.pentagon.gov /osd/topleaders.html   (403 words)

  
 United States Deputy Secretary of Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Deputy Secretary of Defense is the second-highest ranking official in the United States Department of Defense.
"[A]ct for the Secretary of Defense and exercise the powers of the Secretary on any and all matters for which the Secretary is authorized to act pursuant to law."
The post of Deputy Secretary of Defense is currently held by Gordon R. England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Deputy_Secretary_of_Defense   (140 words)

  
 United States Secretary of War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1798 the Secretary of the Navy was added to the cabinet and scope of this office was reduced to general concern with the Army.
In 1947 the departments were recombined under the Secretary of Defense.
The Secretary of War was replaced the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force non-Cabinet positions under the Secretary of Defense.
www.freeglossary.com /Secretary_of_War   (360 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Secretary of the Treasury
He or she is head of the United States Department of the Treasury, concerned with finance and monetary matters, and, until 2003, some issues of national security and defense.
The Secretary is responsible for formulating and recommending domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy, participating in the formulation of broad fiscal policies that have general significance for the economy, and managing the public debt.
The Secretary oversees the activities of the Department in carrying out its major law enforcement responsibilities; in serving as the financial agent for the United States Government; and in manufacturing coins and currency.
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 UNIFEED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He noted, for example, that former United States Secretary of Defense and current Director of Stanford University’s security programme, William Perry, had stated that there was a greater than 50 per cent probability of a nuclear detonation on United States soil within the decade.
As for the Treaty’s article VI on nuclear disarmament, in the United States it was the law, having been signed by the President and ratified by the Senate.
That must be addressed through diplomacy, and the United States should agree to meet bilaterally with both countries in the context of the "Asian 6" and the "European 3" talks under way.
www.un.org /unifeed/script.asp?scriptId=248   (1290 words)

  
 India - United States
Furthermore, as the United States appreciation of India's role as a force for stability in South Asia grew, Washington supported New Delhi's moves in Sri Lanka in 1987 and in Maldives in 1988.
In December 1990, the United States approved the export of a second Cray supercomputer for the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, Karnataka, although the deal fell through two years later because of India's unwillingness to accept safeguards to prevent the computer's diversion to military uses.
Secretary of Defense William J. Perry visited New Delhi in January to sign a "landmark agreement" on military cooperation that was seen by some local observers as a convergence in India-United States security perceptions after nearly fifty years of divergent viewpoints (see National Security Challenges, ch.
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 Defense Secretary John P. White...Toward a New Europe: Secure, Peaceful, Free, & Democratic
In that speech, an American soldier-statesman described a Europe united from the Atlantic to the Urals in peace and democracy, a Europe participating in a strong and enduring transatlantic partnership sustained by bipartisan political support in the United States.
These should be drafted by the civilian-led Defense Ministry in cooperation with the military staff, approved by the head of state, submitted to parliament, and made available to the public.
Secretary Perry noted after the Brussels conference that cooperation between the U.S. and Russia on disarmament and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is likely to continue regardless of the outcome of the Russian elections because that cooperation is in the security interests of both parties.
www.csdr.org /96Book/White.htm   (3044 words)

  
 Press Releases - Embassy of the United States in El Salvador
United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld presided over a Veteran’s Day celebration at the US Embassy in San Salvador the evening of November 11 th, 2004.
In his remarks, Secretary Rumsfeld paid tribute to the men and women who have served in the US armed forces and gave heartfelt praise for the troops of the international coalition that are still in Iraq helping the new Iraqi government lead political transition in that country.
Secretary Rumsfeld thanked El Salvador for its contributions in the war on terror and commended El Salvador for surviving its own civil war, becoming a stable democracy and remaining a strong ally of the United States.
www.usinfo.org.sv /news/2004/11/11122004-2.html   (234 words)

  
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 Cetacean Cmty. v. President of the United States
Plaintiff, a community of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, sued Defendants, the President of the United States and the United States Secretary of Defense, alleging violations of the (NEPA), the (APA), the (ESA), and the (MMPA).
In determining whether a case is ripe for adjudication, courts assess "both the fitness of the issues for judicial decision and the hardship to the parties of withholding court consideration." Id. at 779-80.
However, the President of the United States is not an "agency" within the meaning of APA.
www.animallaw.info /cases/caus249supp2d1206.htm   (3370 words)

  
 John P. White
The United States remains committed to NATO because if Europe is in danger, America is in danger; when Europe is secure, America is secure.
The United States has adopted its deliberate approach to enlargement because accession is a highly important action, carrying heavy obligations for both new and old members.
In making its decision, the United States took into consideration the view that for so momentous a decision, there ought to be a strong consensus of support, and therefore it was right to support only countries that received that widespread support, leaving others for later action.
www.csdr.org /97Book/WHITE_97.HTM   (1895 words)

  
 Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein
The United States finds the present Iranian regime's intransigent refusal to deviate from its avowed objective of eliminating the legitimate government of neighboring Iraq to be inconsistent with the accepted norms of behavior among nations and the moral and religious basis which it claims" [Document 43].
Secretary of State Alexander Haig sends a personal message to Iraqi Foreign Minister Saadoun Hammadi, noting that it is important that "our two countries be able to exchange views, freely and on a systematic basis," paving the way for Deputy Assistant Secretary Morris Draper's meetings in Baghdad.
Secretary of State Shultz, Secretary of Defense Weinberger, and Director of Central Intelligence William J. Casey are to prepare a plan to prevent Iraq's defeat in the Iran-Iraq war.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82   (7873 words)

  
 "United States Policy in Vietnam," by Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense, 26 March 1964, Department of ...
In 1961 the Republic of Vietnam, unable to contain the menace by itself, appealed to the United States to honor its unilateral declaration of 1954.
In communist hands this area would pose a most serious threat to the security of the United States and to the family of free-world nations to which we belong.
It has characterized the United States as a paper tiger and has insisted that the revolutionary struggle for 'liberation and unification' of Vietnam could be conducted without risks by, in effect, crawling under the nuclear and conventional defense of the free world.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/pentagon3/ps3.htm   (1149 words)

  
 United States Secretary of Defense
After I witnessed the silo and control facility there, I was hosted for a lunch by the Ukrainians defense minister and by the military leader of these strategic rocket forces.
Critics in the United States have charged that these conversion programs will have the effect of sustaining the Russian defense industry.
On the one hand, critics are claiming that it is sustaining the defense industry; and on the other hand, they are claiming it is crippling.
clinton4.nara.gov /WH/EOP/OSTP/forum/html/perry.html   (1237 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - company secretary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Office of the Special Assistant for the Gulf War Illnesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The letters are intended to provide new information to all veterans whose units may have been exposed to very low levels of chemical warfare agent resulting from the demolition of munitions at Khamisiyah.
The study concluded that the overall rate of death was similar for veterans whose units may have been exposed to very low levels of chemical agent as they were for veterans who were not.
Study authors state in the report that "neither sarin nor cyclosarin are known carcinogens" and neither have been shown to cause cancer, including studies done on laboratory animals.
www.gulflink.osd.mil   (351 words)

  
 Clark Clifford, Secretary of Defense, United States of America
After an assignment to assess the state of readiness at naval bases on the West Coast, he was drawn into the White House in 1944, where he began a career, as the columnist James Reston once put it, of rescuing American presidents from disaster.
It fell to Clifford to be Secretary of State George Marshall's adversary on the issue of recognition of Israel.
Clifford, defense secretary in the Johnson administration, was a powerful attorney and an adviser who whispered into the ears of Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /cclifford.htm   (5114 words)

  
 The United States Army Home Page
Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey ordered an Army-wide business transformation, designed to free up resources for the operational Army and to more quickly provide equipment to the Soldiers on the front lines.
By re-enlisting, they were declaring their belief in their unit, in their fellow Soldiers and leaders, and the U.S. Army.
It's important to remember that Army Transformation is not an end state; it is a continuous journey in which the Operational Army and the Institutional Army adapt to an ever-changing operational environment.
www.army.mil   (483 words)

  
 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Veteran's Day remarks, U.S. Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador, November 11, 2004
May I please introduce the United States Secretary of Defense, The Honorable, Donald H. Rumsfeld.
And the people of the United States, I must say, take special pride when having stood with you during those tough times and they were tough.
I believe someday both of our countries, the people of both of our countries, will look back with pride on the role that you are now playing in helping the Iraqis on their paths to freedom and a more peaceful future.
www.ciponline.org /facts/041111rums.htm   (646 words)

  
 Reporters sans frontières - United States
The US Defense Secretary refused to confirm that the use of disinformation had been considered.
According to White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, "the President would be troubled by any office that does not as a matter of public policy disseminate the truth and the facts." He added that president Bush knew nothing of the OSI project until it was revealed in the press the previous week.
On 24 February, the Pentagon had stated that it was seriously considering the possibility of eliminating this office.
www.rsf.org /article.php3?id_article=366   (696 words)

  
 OPEN LETTER: PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, SECRETARY OF STATE, MEMBERS OF US SENATE AND CONGRESS
While I was born in the central highlands of Vietnam many miles away from the United States I however, am today not only a person who served alongside as a ally to America during the Vietnam War but I am also a citizen of our great country.
While noting that the State party denies any violation of the Covenant rights in this respect, the Committee remains concerned at the abundance of information regarding the treatment of the Degar (Montagnard) indicating serious violations of article 7 and 27 of the Covenant.
The State party should take immediate measures to ensure that the rights of members of indigenous communities are respected.
www.montagnard-foundation.org /BHIAU/L.12Sept2003.asp   (1804 words)

  
 Joint Chiefs of Staff - JCS Link
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace made comments and answered questions from the media pertaining to the Global War on Terrorism.
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2006 — The Defense Department's new civilian personnel system will create a better environment for employees and will contribute to the overall transformation of the department, the deputy secretary of defense said in Baltimore Feb. 28.
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2006 — Though the president's 2006 defense budget request is "a lot of money," the deputy secretary of defense told the House Budget Committee here today, it is needed to protect America.
www.jcs.mil   (470 words)

  
 SCR 4 Urging the President of the United States of...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SCR 4 Urging the President of the United States of...
Urging the President of the United States of America, the United States Congress, and the United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to provide the best medical care for our servicemen, servicewomen, veterans, and their families.
that the Secretary of the Senate send copies of this Resolution to the President of the United States of America, the United States Congress, and the United States Secretary of Defense.
legis.state.sd.us /sessions/2003/bills/SCR4p.htm   (212 words)

  
 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations 2005
United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and Deputy Secretary of State, Robert Zoellick, will lead the US delegation to the Consultations.
Hosted alternately by Australia and the United States, AUSMIN is the key forum under the ANZUS alliance for bilateral consultations on regional and global security matters.
AUSMIN 2005 will be a high-level opportunity for Australia to continue close coordination with the United States in the war against terrorism, including our shared commitment to Afghanistan.
www.foreignminister.gov.au /releases/2005/joint_hill_ausmin_051116.html   (235 words)

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