Ministry of Defence

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Ministry of Defence

A department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. It advises the government on defense policy coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. It was created in 1964, but traces its origins to the interwar period.
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Pdforra said it would resist Department of Defence efforts to silence it on proposed pay matters in the McCarthy report.
Last month, the Department of Defence told Pdforra it must break contact with the alliance of frontline public sector workers such as gardai, nurses and prison officers.
Alfieri is anxious to maintain the momentum that Harman created and to continue the concept of theme editions featuring topics relevant to the Department of Defence Acquisition, Technology and Logistics community.
The standard deal was that the Department of Defence would offer whatever money it would spend tearing down the hangars to the local development agencies.
After viewing documents and internal government memos through the Access to Information Act and through a subsequent lawsuit, they discovered the Department of Defence had tried to financially starve them out.
Fedeli says once they had tenants secretly committed, they closed the deal with the Department of Defence, reaching an agreement for $2.25 million in demolition funds in March 1997.

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