secretary of defense
The civilian head of the United States Department of Defense and a member of the cabinet, appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The secretary of defense works with civilian and military advisers to formulate American military policies and make foreign policy recommendations to the president.
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I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is just no way of selling this picture with an innocent defense like, “she just asked for a snap.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But, but … there was a token black girl in the background, Target cried in its defense!One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the fun starts when conservatives stop playing defense and go on offense.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Dallas Cowboys sell out their state-of-the art football stadium.
He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.
And all the while she fought him, she punctuated her blows with words, some abusing him, others in defense of her father.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
At his desk sat his secretary, who had been a witness of the interview, lost in wonder almost as great as the Seneschal's own.
I should pay a capable secretary like you—knowing several languages and all that—say forty dollars a week.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Probably his Private Secretary, considering you a new man, will have failed to furnish the necessary information.