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secretary of defense


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department
  • n. the position of the head of the Department of Defense


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  • Yesterday she was on a bit of a hot seat before the Senate Armed Services committee along with the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.

    CNN Transcript Dec 3, 2009

  • What I saw executed, under the chapeau, if you will, of the president and by the secretary of defense, through his commanders in the field, was a very different situation.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2005

  • There was great deliberation about how to approach Mohammed and other high-value detainees, and their treatment was approved by no less than the secretary of defense and vice president.

    News & Record Article Feed


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