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 Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today visited key defence companies in Scotland to highlight the contribution MOD investment is making to its economy.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said measures must be put in place to stop the "unscrupulous" firms.
The defence secretary had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign-policy team.
Manama, Sep22(BNA)His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today received at Al-Safriya Palace British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and discussed deep-rooted historic relations bonding the two friendly countries in all fields, particularly military cooperation.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the appointment of Lieutenant-General retired Mohammad Alam Khattak as the defence secretary, said a notification issued by the defence ministry on Monday.
Khattak replaces former defence secretary Lt Gen (retired) Asif Yasin Malik, who stepped down from his position last week after completion of his contract.
4 ( ANI ): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the appointment of Lieutenant-General (retired) Mohammad Alam Khattak as the defence secretary, said a notification issued by the defence ministry on Monday.
Acting defence secretary said whereabouts of some persons have been traced at individual level.
MPs last night voted 306 to 252 against proposals for greater financial scrutiny over Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond's Defence Reform Bill before it proceeds further through Parliament.
Manama, Muharram 14, 1435, Nov 17, 2013, SPA -- Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa met here today with visiting British Defence secretary Philip Hammond.
The US Deputy Defence Secretary said the United States is offering continued support to the Uganda in the fight against the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, the Ugandan rebel group that has become a security problem in the Great Lakes.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond triggered the row by demanding huge cuts in welfare instead.

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