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Secretary Of Defense Trivia

14 Jan 2013

Secretary Of Defense Trivia

Only nominee ever to be rejected by the Senate was John Tower of Texas, nominated by then-President George H.W. Bush in 1989. Tower’s nomination was voted down, 53-47. WORD(s) LIKELY TO BE IN THE NEWS ‘TARGETED KILLINGS’ The Council on Foreign Relations’ Jonathan Masters defines targeted killings as,  “premeditated acts of lethal force employed by states in times of peace or during armed conflict to eliminate specific individuals outside their custody. The particular act of lethal force, usually undertaken by a nation’s intelligence or armed services, can vary widely–from cruise missiles to drone strikes to special operations raids. Further explained…

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