Carlos Lopes Pires joins the PS Socialist government today as the new Secretary of State for Defence

New defence secretary to be sworn in today

With the defence ministry mired in suspicions of cronyism and corruption, a new Secretary of State (to replace the one who just resigned after being made an official suspect in investigations) is being sworn into office today. Carlos Lopes Pires has a long and distinguished career this far working in various areas of public service. His most recent position was that of director of the Strategic Defence Intelligence Service (SIED)