Defence minister
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"Minister of War" redirects here. For specific countries' Ministers of War, see Minister of War (disambiguation).
A defence minister or minister of defence is a cabinet official position in charge of a ministry of defense, which regulates the armed forces in sovereign states. The role of a defence minister varies considerably from country to country; in some the minister is only in charge of general budget matters and procurement of equipment; while in others the minister is also an integral part of the operational military chain of command. A defence minister could be titled Minister for Defense, Minister of National Defense, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State for Defence, Minister of War or some similar variation.
Russian defence minister Sergey Shoygu (center) with other defense ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2015.
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