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Secretary of Defense

The head of the U.S. Department of Defense, which is charged with supervising the military and conducting war. The secretary oversees military training and education and advises the president on military policy. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Manama, Safar 3, 1435, Dec 6, 2013, SPA -- Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received here today US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his accompanying delegation, currently on a visit to Bahrain to take part in the ninth edition of the Manama Dialogue, organised in Bahrain by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in collaboration with the Bahraini Foreign Ministry.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The joint press conference of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel scheduled for Sunday afternoon was canceled.
Colonel General Safar Abiyev, Minister of Defense, has received the delegation led by Principal Deputy Under the US Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr.
McCallum has Top Secret security clearance, is a member of the Certified Fraud Examiners Association and has received the Army Commendation Medal for protecting the US Secretary of Defense.
WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammad Bin Salman and reaffirmed the importance of the US-Saudi strategic relationship, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said late Friday.
Washington / Nina /-- Ashton Carter, US Secretary of Defense, stressed to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi the need that Iraqi government control the participation of what he described of "Shiite militias not Iran in the war against Daash .
IRBIL, July 24 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived, on Friday, in Irbil to meet with Iraqi Kurdish leaders and discuss the latest developments in the war against the Islamic State, or ISIL.
BAGHDAD, July 23 (KUNA) -- Visiting US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reaffirmed Thursday his country's relentless support for the Iraqi government in all fields.
A statement by his office said Abadi received at his residence in Washington, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and his accompanying delegation, and during the meeting, "they discussed strengthening the military cooperation between the two countries in the field of training and arming , and the importance of expediting that, in addition to the joint coordination to eliminate the IS organization.
AMMAN, July 22 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter discussed on Wednesday with Jordan's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Masha'al Mohammad Al-Zabin challenges facing the region and ways to confront terrorist organizations.
BAGHDAD / NINA / US Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter said that "the need for ground forces is necessary to complete the defeat of the organization / Daash /, which has become a certainty.
JEDDAH, July 22 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter conducted talks here on Wednesday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud covering the latest developments in the region aimed at instilling security and stability there.
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