Bureau of Defence

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Bureau of Defence
Current Head: Iac Marscheir
Function: Oversees defence of the Kingdom

The Bureau of Defence (Talossan: El Büreu dal Zefençù, pronounced [əɫ ˈbyɾɪʊ̯ dɐɫ ˌzɐfɐnˈsu] or [əw ˈbyɾɪʊ̯ ðɐw ˌzɐfɐnˈsu]), under the control of the Ministry of the Interior, manages the defence of the Kingdom. The Defence Minister commands the armed forces of the Kingdom during peacetime and during times of declared war, subservient in these duties only to the King. During periods of war, the Defence Minister is referred to as "War Minister". The ministry also marshals and provides the Invincible Moral Support of the Talossan People to the good and right side of any international conflict, as determined by the government, conveying to the preferred belligerents Talossa's proud "we would stand with you, but it's safer to stand behind you" stance. The Minister of Defence is sometimes known by the abbreviation "MinDef."

The Bureau of Defence oversees the following four departments: