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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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US Secretary of Defense have already talked with Indian, Afghan and NATO's leaders about the new policy.
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The US guest underlined that his mission will focus on fulfilling Iraq's needs in the defensive field to help it fight terrorism as soon as possible, noting to a possible visit of US secretary of defense soon to Baghdad.
On December 17, 2002, the UK Ministry of Defence received a request from US Secretary of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for the upgrade of the antiballistic-missile early-warning radar at RAF Fylingdales for missile-defense purposes.
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The president of Uzbekistan will visit the Pentagon on May 17 and hold talks with the US secretary of defense. Mirziyoyev is expected to discuss strengthening of cooperation between the two countries with congressmen and senators in the Capitol.
ISLAMABAD -- US Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognizing Pakistan's sacrifices in the war against terrorism, emphasized the vital role that Pakistan can play in working with the United States and others to facilitate a peace process in Afghanistan that brings stability and security to the region.