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DEPARTMENT OF WAR, government. The act of August 7, 1789, 1 Story's Laws, 31, creates an executive department, to be denominated the department of war; and there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the secretary for the department of war. (q.v.).
     2. There shall be in the said department, an inferior officer, to be appointed by the secretary, to be employed therein, and to be called the chief clerk in the department of war, and who, whenever the said principal officer shall be removed by the president, or in any other case of vacancy, shall, during such vacancy, have the charge and custody of all records, books, and papers, appertaining to the said department. Id.

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Furthermore, the weaponization and use of biological agents by the Japanese in China and the development of similar weapons in Germany prompted the War Department to initiate the development of America's biological research program under the CWS.
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MI evolved into a full-fledged member of the War Department General Staff.
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In August, a further regulation of the War Department established a Topographical Bureau in the Engineer Department.
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In September, following the Chief of Staff's approval of the recommendation that the Infantry School of Arms be removed from Fort Sill, orders were issued by the War Department on September 12 which directed the transfer of the school to Columbus.
There was the War Department, the Army and the Navy, but no DOD, JCS, or separate US Air Force
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