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In 1945, Truman recognized that inter-service rivalries reduced the effectiveness of US armed forces, and proposed uniting all forces under the same leadership. In 1947, Congress passed the National Security Act, which created the National Military Establishment (NME). This combined the Department of War(army) and the Department of the Navy. The NME was renamed the Department of Defense in 1949.

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