Remember—41 of the 45 current GOP senators voted against confirming Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.
The Afghan defense and Interior Ministries are not fulfilling their commitments to oversee the program.
In fiscal 2013, spending by the defense Department fell $43 billion, or 6.6 percent.
He will succeed Rudy DeLeon, who served as Deputy Secretary of defense in the Clinton administration.
The U.S. Senate today voted to filibuster the nomination of Chuck Hagel to serve as Barack Obama's defense chief.
That would expose you to danger without the right to strike a blow in defense.
The chieftain gave his orders for the defense of the village.
Did not the People take up the rifles of the Pinda-lick-o-yi for their defense when it was necessary?
Two hundred infantry were also sent by the Signory for its defense.
Mr. Simmons gave bonds for his appearance at the trial, and devoted the rest of the day to preparing his defense with his lawyer.
c.1300, "forbidding, prohibition," also "action of guarding or protecting," from Old French defense, from Latin defensus, past participle of defendere "ward off, protect" (see defend). But it also arrived (without the final -e) from Old French defens, from Latin defensum "thing protected or forbidden," neuter past participle of defendere.
Defens was assimilated into defense, but not before it inspired the alternative spelling defence, via the same tendency that produced hence (hennis), pence (penies), dunce (Duns). First used 1935 as a euphemism for "national military resources." Defense mechanism in psychology is from 1913.
defense de·fense (dĭ-fěns')
A means or method that helps protect the body or mind, as against disease or anxiety.