Secretary of State for Defence

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Secretary of State for Defence

The head of the Ministry of Defence, which is a department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. He/she advises the government on defense policy and coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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The base will also consolidate relations between Bahrain and the UK, Prince Salman said at a meeting with British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in London.
The move was announced as British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon prepares to visit Washington this week for talks with new US Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was in Cyprus on Sunday to visit troops at the RAF Akrotiri base where he praised them for their working in fighting the Islamic State (IS).
RUSSIA is increasingly triggerhappy about using its nuclear weapons, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said yesterday.
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon described the new base as a permanent expansion of the Royal Navy's footprint to enable Britain for sending more ships to reinforce "stability" in the Gulf.
HRH Premier and the British Defence Secretary emphasised the importance of Bahraini-British cooperation in fighting terrorism and strengthening the pillars of security and stability in the region.
JEDDAH - Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and visiting British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond discussed Tuesday the latest turmoil in Iraq, which borders the oil rich kingdom, state news agency SPA reported.
The opposition came to light after British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond speeded up a review into whether women should be given combat roles.
In this regards, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis has signed a letter of intent with British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond on Monday said his country would decide on pulling out troops from Helmand province with after the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington.
LONDON, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced Sunday that his ministry would build a dedicated capability to counter-attack in cyberspace and, if necessary, to strike in cyberspace.
Summary: General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces held a meeting with Philip Hammond, the British Defence Secretary.

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