war department :
- n a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1789 and combined with the Navy Department in 1947
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- The Pentagon's Hollywood liaison
The U.S. military has played a supporting role in blockbuster films almost since the invention of the silver screen. The War Department, as it was then called, assisted in the production of the 1927 silent film '
July 1, 2013 - Army Times