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Cheney, Dick

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCheney, DickDick CheneyChe‧ney, Dick /ˈtʃeɪni/  (1941-) an American politician who was vice-president (2001-2009) when George W. Bush was president, and who was secretary of defense (1989-1993) when George H.W. Bush was president. As secretary of defense he was in charge, together with General Norman Schwarzkopf, of Operation Desert Storm (1991). Cheney was a strong supporter of the US invasion of Iraq (2003) and George W. Bush’s “War on Terrorism”. He has also had a successful career in business and was CEO (1995-2000) of the Halliburton oil company.
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