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The Ministry of Defence
: 新加坡国防部 ; ; ) is a ministry
of the Government of Singapore
entrusted with overseeing the national defence
needs of the Republic of Singapore
. It is the headquarters of the Singapore Armed Forces
. It has a policy of Total Defence
which consists of Military Defence, Civil Defence, Economic Defence, Social Defence and Psychological Defence.
The Ministry of Defence, together with the Ministry of Home Affairs
was created on 11 August 1970 by splitting up the then-Ministry of Interior and Defence
The SAF's declared mission statement is to "enhance Singapore's peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor."
The aim of MINDEF's defence policy is to ensure that Singapore enjoys peace and stability, and that Singapore's sovereignty and territorial integrity are protected. Hence, diplomacy and deterrence... Read More