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- 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.
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.
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.