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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Former British defence secretary and energy minister Sir Michael Fallon will evaluate the impact of state policy on generating domestic content in offshore wind projects.
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon recently resigned from his position after he admitted that his behaviour towards women in the past had "fallen short".
The British Defence Secretary affirmed that this MoU reflects the British continuous commitment towards constructive cooperation with the Sultanate.
This training mission aimed to help the Tunisian army to prevent the infiltration of members of Daech who are in Libya," said British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, cited by Reuters.
BAGHDAD / NINA / British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said, "The besiege process to the city of Mosul is supposed to begin within the next few weeks in preparation for the liberation the city from Daesh.
Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled made the remark during a meeting with visiting British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, the Interior Ministry's public relations department said in a statement.
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "Britain is a world leader in cyber security but with growing threats this new Operations Centre will ensure that our Armed Forces continue to operate securely.
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.
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.

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