Council on Foreign Relations Secretaries of Defense
The National Security Act of 1947 established The office of Secretary of Defense. Since 1947 there have been 19 Secretaries of Defense. At least nine of them have been Council on Foreign Relations and/or Trilateral Commission members.
According to Department of the Army Pamphlet No. 525-7-1, The Art and Science of Psychological Operations,
"The Secretary of Defense is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to Department of Defense, and exercises direction, authority, and control over the department. He serves as a member of the National Security Council. Among the several principal military and civilian advisor and staff assistants to the secretary, his assistant secretary for international security affairs, has major Psychological Operations(PSYOP) related responsibilities." 
President Clinton has appointed three Secretaries of Defense -- William Cohen, William Perry, and Les Aspin. Under Secretary for International Security Affairs Lynn Etheridge Davis, has been coordinating Psychological Operations under all three. Davis has been involved with the US intelligence community and a part of every administration from the 70's through the 90's.
Davis, Clinton and Perry are Trilateral Commission members. Davis, Clinton, Cohen, and Aspin all belong to the Council on Foreign Relations. Davis published a book titled The Cold War Begins - Soviet-American Conflict Over Eastern Europe (1974). Council on Foreign Relations members Warner Schilling, William Fox, Howard Wriggins, Marshall Shulman, and Henry Graff, are acknowledged in the beginning of her book.
Davis is also a Vice President at Council on Foreign Relations member David Rockefeller's Chase Manhattan bank. Does Davis help plan Psycho-political operations whose focus is economic warfare?
The RAND Institute is a federally-funded Council on Foreign Relations think-tank. Clients, include the Pentagon, the Atomic Energy Commission, and NASA. RAND's Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, was formerly called RAND/UCLA Center for the Study of Soviet International Behavior. Many RAND studies deal with how to manipulate large groups of people. The Office of the Secretary of Defense sponsors the RAND National Defense Research Institute, headed by Council on Foreign Relations member Michael D. Rich. Fifty per cent of RAND's work is labeled secret. Despite the secrecy governing its activities, RAND has a prodigious outpouring of books, reports, memoranda, briefings, and communications. Joseph Kraft summed up the propaganda effect of this material, "Though little known, RAND has had an enormous impact on the nations strategic concepts and weapons systems, and in one way or another RAND has affected the life of every American family. " Members of the Council on Foreign Relations play a crucial role in RAND's application of strategies and techniques to purposely keep the American public misinformed.
In July 1992, the RAND convened a group of outside experts and RAND staff to discuss the problems of peacekeeping and peacemaking in the new world environment brought on by the collapse of Soviet power and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Dr. Davis, then RAND's Vice President, Army Research Division, prepared a paper setting issues for the group's discussion. The paper was revised and published as a RAND Summer Institute Report titled Peacekeeping and Peacemaking After the Cold War. In the report the word peace is used in an Orwellian doublethink manner. We are told the Secretary General of the UN "defines peace building as post conflict action... The Secretary General has linked preventive diplomacy with preventive deployments of military forces". We learn, "The Secretary General in his Agenda for Peace... emphasizes the need for governments to share information on Political or military situations, and in so doing, he is asking for an expansion of the intelligence sharing... " 
There were thirteen other participants at the RAND Summer Institute Peacekeeping and Peacemaking After the Cold War workshop. At least six belong to the Council on Foreign Relations including: Professor Robert D. Blackwill, Harvard University, Professor Richard Gardner of Coudert Brothers, Mr. James Hoagland The Washington Post, Ambassador Thomas Pickering NEA/INS Department of State, Dr. Enid Schoettle Council On Foreign Relations and Dr. Charles J. Zwick. At least one of the thirteen is connected to the CIA - Professor Thomas C. Schelling University of Maryland. 
When World War I broke out in 1914, Elihu Root displayed antagonism to Woodrow Wilson's neutrality and was an avid proponent for promoting America's entry into the war, and uncritically backed Allied proposals that American Troops be integrated into British and French armies. When America entered the war in April of 1917 Wilson rejected the notion of having American troops commanded by foreigners and selected Major General Pershing to command an expeditionary force to Europe. When the Council on Foreign Relations was formally established, Elihu Root became its first Director. 
Eighty-Five years latter the Council on Foreign Relations is still trying to put American Troops under foreign command. The last sentence of the Council on Foreign Relations RAND Summer Institute Report is,"The most important step would be for government to place "volunteer" military forces under UN command. " 
Should appointed officials who belong to an organization whose members are closely connected with industries that profit from war be making decisions that will send American Troops into battle? Are peacekeeping operations designed to maximize the profit of Council on Foreign Relations controlled , medicine, media, food, banking and energy industries?
Is this the next stage in a plan to maintain the most powerful military establishment in peace time history; the next stage in a plan to establish a new world order; the next stage in a plan for the men in control of that world order to be members of the Council on Foreign Relations, Royal Institute of International Affairs, and their branch organizations in other nations? Why are we readying two military bases to launch US Troops on UN Peacekeeping missions, under the command of non-US military personnel to fight in wars that have not been sanctioned by congress?
A list of US Secretaries of Defense, indicating Council on Foreign Relations membership follows:
appointed Jan. 1997 second term of Clinton Administration
Council on Foreign Relations member Cohen, William S.US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1994-1997 first term of Clinton administration.
Trilateral Commission.Member Perry, William J. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1993 first term of Clinton administration
Council on Foreign Relations member Aspin, Les US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1989 (Bush administration).
Council on Foreign Relations member Cheney, Richard B. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1987 (Reagan administration).
Council on Foreign Relations member Carlucci, Frank C. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1981 (Reagan administration).
Council on Foreign Relations member Weinberger, Caspar W. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1977 (Carter administration).
Council on Foreign Relations member Brown, Harold US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1975 (Ford administration).
Rumsfeld, Donald H. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1973 (Nixon administration).
Council on Foreign Relations member Richardson, Elliot L. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1969 (Nixon administration)
Laird, Melvin R. US Secretary of Defense .
appointed 1968 (L. B. Johnson administration).
Clifford, Clark M. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1961 (Kennedy administration) and 1963 (L. B.Johnson administration)
Council on Foreign Relations member McNamara, Robert S. US Secretary of Defense .
appointed 1959 (Eisenhower administration).
Gates, Thomas S. Jr. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1957 (Eisenhower administration).
McElroy, Neil H. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1953 (Eisenhower administration).
Wilson, Charles E. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1951 (Truman administration).
Lovett, Robert A. US Secretary of Defense
appointed (1950-51) (Truman administration).
Marshall, George C. General of the Army and U.S. Army Chief of Staff during World War II (1 September 1939 18 November 1945) and later U.S. Secretary of State (1947-49) and Secretary of Defense (1950-51). The European Recovery Program he proposed in 1947 became known as the Marshall Plan. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1953.
appointed 1949 (Truman administration).
Johnson, Louis A. US Secretary of Defense
appointed 1947 (Truman administration)
Forrestal, James V. First US Secretary of Defense
Isn't it time Congress Investigated the Council on Foreign Relations?
Title-50 War and National Defense § 783 states - "It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to combine, conspire, or agree with any other person to perform any act which would substantially contribute to the establishment within the United States of a totalitarian dictatorship, the direction and control of which is to be vested in, or exercised by or under the domination of control of, any foreign government."
The Council on Foreign Relations are in violation of Title-50 War and National Defense § 783. The Council on Foreign Relations has unlawfully and knowingly combined, conspired, and agreed to substantially contribute to the establishment of one world order under the totalitarian dictatorship, the direction and the control of members of Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and members of their branch organizations in various nations throughout the world. That is totalitarianism on a global scale.
 Headquarters Department of the Army, DA Pam 525-7-2, Pamphlet No. 725-7-2, The Art and Science of Psychological Operations: Case Studies of Military Application, Washington, DC 1 April 1976, prepared by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), 3301 New Mexico Avenue N.W., Washington, DC, 20016, under Department of the Army Contracts, Project Director Daniel C. Pollock. Vol. 1 pg 99
Lynn E. Davis (1943- ), Peacekeeping and Peacemaking After the Cold War, RAND , Santa Monica CA 1993, pg 32
Lynn E. Davis (1943- ), Peacekeeping and Peacemaking After the Cold War, RAND , Santa Monica CA 1993, pg 35
 Dictionary of American Biography, Volume XI, Supplement Two, Edited by Robert Livingston Schuyler, and Edward T. James, Charles Scribner's Sons NY, pg 581
Lynn E. Davis (1943- ), Peacekeeping and Peacemaking After the Cold War, RAND , Santa Monica CA 1993, pg 34