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(Minister of Defence)

The politically appointed head of the Danish Ministry of Defence.

The Minister of Defence of Denmark (Forsvarsminister), is the politically appointed head of the Danish Ministry of Defence . The Minister of Defence is responsible for the Danish armed forces, the Danish Defence Intelligence Service and the Danish Emergency Management Agency.

The Minister of Defence follows the directions given by the Prime Minister of Denmark and the decisions of the Folketing. The Danish Defence Law designates in article 9 the Minister of Defence as the supreme authority in Defence. Under the Minister is the Chief of Defence, the senior-ranking professional military officer heading the Defence Command, who commands the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and other units not reporting directly to the Ministry of Defence.[1][2]

Since 2002 these responsibilities have included the political leadership of the Danish contribution to the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

Surprisingly few of them have attended Bilderberg meetings, with only Ole Bjørn Kraft attending in the 1950s.