Ministries of Defense (MOD)
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As the supreme federal authority in the field of defence – and, as such, being neither an armed forces command nor a defence administration agency – the Federal Ministry of Defence is responsible for the ministerial control of the entire Bundeswehr.
The section on The Hungarian State includes detailed information on the structure of the Hungarian state, the country’s constitutional framework and election system as well as about the work and responsibilities of the Prime Minister, the Ministers, the National Assembly and local governments. In addition, it provides an insight into the activities of the institutions that play an important role in the functioning of the state.
The Ministry of Defence is a Department of the Italian government. It is in charge of the Italian Armed Forces and the civil administration of defence as the highest hierarchical and disciplinary institution in the military field. The Minister is responsible for overseeing the coordination of Italian defence and reporting to Parliament. The Defence General Staff depends directly on the Minister, with the Chief of Defence Staff at the top and the Chiefs of Staff of Armed Forces at his disposal.
Pursuant to the “By-Law of the Ministry of Defence” approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on 29 April, 2003, the Ministry of Defence is the leading state administrative institution in the field of defence directly subordinate to the Minister of Defence.
Polish Armed Forces have been participating in international missions since 1953. Over 84,000 soldiers and military personnel have participated in over 71 operations. At the beginning, we took part in traditional peacekeeping operations based mainly on monitoring the suspension of military operations by warring parties. Our involvement did not at the time constitute a permanent part of national security policy, and the use of the Polish Armed Forces in missions developed on an ad hoc basis, adapting to the requirements of each given operation.
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence comprises 7 organisational elements. The Central Staff makes Defence policy. The 4 armed forces Services ensure that military personnel and material are mission-ready. Support Command and the Defence Materiel Organisation support the armed forces Services by providing products and services. The Minister of Defence is at the head of the Defence organisation.