Ministry of Defence (Italy)

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Ministry of Defence
Ministero della Difesa
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Agency overview
Formed 1861; 157 years ago (1861) as Ministry of War
1947; 71 years ago (1947) as Ministry of Defence
Jurisdiction Government of Italy
Headquarters Via XX Settembre, 8
00187 Rome
Website www.difesa.it
Ministry of Defence – Italian Air Force headquarters
Ministry of Defence – Italian Army headquarters


The Ministry of Defence (Italian: Ministero della Difesa, or MDD) is the government body of the Italian Republic responsible for military and civil defence matters and managing the Italian Armed Forces.

Since February 2014 Roberta Pinotti is Italy's defence minister.

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