The Department of Defense is Petroleum Corporation

"The aggressor always pretends to be peace-loving because he would like to achieve his conquests without bloodshed . . . Therefore, aggression must be presented as a defensive reaction by the aggressor nation”.
Karl von Clausewitz, War, Politics, and Power.

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The Creation of the Department of Defense

The Department of Defense was created by President Eisenhower who issued an executive order, Reorganization Plan No. 6,to provide a quick fix” that avoided the need for legislation. Implemented in April 1953, the reorganization eliminated the Munitions Board and the Research and Development Board, transferring their functions to the Secretary of Defense. It also created six additional assistant secretaries of defense and a general counsel, and empowered the chairman of the Joint Chiefs to manage the Joint Staff (the JCS bureaucracy). The Reorganization Plan was prompted by the Rockefeller Committee.

The plan is reproduced below, with the statute listed as 67 Stat. 638

Munitions Board, together with office of Chairman, abolished by section 2 of Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1953, eff. June 30, 1953, 18 F.R. 3743, 67 Stat. 638, set out in the Appendix to *Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. All functions vested in Munitions Board transferred to Secretary of Defense by section 1(a) of Reorg. Plan No. 6 of 1953
*(note) Title 5 Government Organizations and Employees is not Federal Government Employees
(c) Any functions which were vested in the Army and Navy Munitions Board or which are vested in the Munitions Board with respect to serving as agent through which the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Interior jointly act, under section 2(a) of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act, as amended [former section 98a of Title 50], are hereby abolished.
So the Munitions Board became the Department of Defense under Reorganization Plan No. 6, so where was the former Munitions Board located?
Title 50 USC

(c) The functions vested in the Munitions Board by section 4(h) of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter
Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 714b(h)), and by section 204(e) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services
Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 485(e)). Are delegated to the Secretary of Defense.

*(note) section 714 of Title 15 lists the reorganization of the Department of Interior section 715 is the jurisdiction and subject matter for section 714. Listed below is the actual Legislation, updated.
This is not ancient history, its still going on today, updated as of 2008
[As Amended Through P.L. 110–246, Effective May 22, 2008]
To provide a Federal Charter for the Commodity Credit Corporation.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, [15 U.S.C. 714
Note] That this Act may be cited as the Commodity Credit Corporation
Charter Act. SEC. 2. [15 U.S.C. 714] CREATION AND PURPOSES.
…..The determination of the quantities and qualities of such materials which are desirable for stockpiling and the determination of which materials are strategic and critical shall be made in the manner prescribed by section 3 of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.).

So the Munitions Board is a part of the Commodity Credit Corporation, renamed the Department of Defense under the control of the secretary of Defense. Listed below is the subject matter for Title 15 USC 714-714
Section 715. Purpose of 15 USCS 715 et seq.
Construction of petroleum pipe lines. Act July 30, 1941, ch 333, 55 Stat. 610; June 30, 1942, ch 180, 57 Stat. 270; June 8, 1945, ch 177, 59 Stat. 233; July 25, 1947, ch 327, § 1, 61 Stat. 449, related to the construction of pipe lines for the transportation and/or distribution of petroleum or petro¬leum products moving in interstate commerce, or the extension or comple¬tion of any such pipe lines already wholly or partly constructed, that might be necessary for national-defense purposes.

The national defense, according to the Corporation, concerns Petroleum, construction of Pipe lines, and transportation of petroleum products moving in interstate commerce. See also the article “Carpet of gold, or a carpet of bombs,” located on the web, concerning the oil reserves in the Caspian Sea.
The Corporation, originally, a Delaware Corporation, was dissolved June 30, 1948, and transferred to Title 41 USC - PUBLIC CONTRACTS. See below

The Secretary of Agriculture, representing the United States as the sole owner of the capital stock of Commodity Credit Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is hereby authorized and directed to institute or cause to be instituted such proceedings as are required for the dissolution of said Corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware. 17–1 The costs of such dissolution of said Corporation shall be borne by the Corporation.
SEC. 18. [15 U.S.C. 714 note] EFFECTIVE DATE.—This Act shall take effect as of midnight June 30, 1948.
The provisions of section 1 of the Act of February 27, 1877,as amended (41 U.S.C., 1940 edition, 22), shall apply to all contracts or agreements of the Corporation, except contracts or agreements of a kind which the Corporation may enter into with farmers participating in a program of the Corporation.

Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation was created as an agency of the Government under the laws of the State of Delaware, pursuant to the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act (48 Stat. 195; 7 U. S. . 607; 15 U. S. C. 609b, 701-12; 23 U. S. C. 9b; 26 U. S. C. 55, 901-03, 940; 40 U. S; C. 401-14), by Executive Order 6340, October 16,1933. It was made a part of the United States Department of Agriculture by the President's Reorganization Plan I, effective July 1,1939. By Executive Order 9322, of March 26, 1943, as amended by Executive Order 9334, of April 19, 1943, the Corporation was consolidated within the War Food Administration

Department of Agriculture
Fourteenth Street and Independence Avenue SW.
President, Commodity Credit Corporation ------ FRANK HANCOCK (dated)
Petroleum Conservation Division Established under Administrative Order 1054, of March 14, 1935, the Petroleum Conservation Division, under the Director, assists the Secretary of the Interior in administering the act of February 22, 1935 (49 Stat. 30; 15 U. S. C. 715), as amended, known as the “Connally' law, which prohibits the shipment in interstate and foreign commerce of petroleum or its products produced in excess of the amount permitted by State law. Under direction of the Secretary of the Interior, the Division recommends action on any case relative to oil and gas conservation brought to its attention, acts as the contact agency with the Interstate Oil Compact Commission, and cooperates with the oil-producing States in the study of physical waste and the enactment of oil- and gas-conservation laws. It also supervises operations of the Federal Petroleum Board, receives all regular reports from and conducts all routine correspondence with the Board, and performs such other duties in connection therewith as the Secretary may direct.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR government manual page 337

Division of Territories and Island Possessions
The Division- of Territories and Island Possessions was created in the Department of the Interior by Executive Order 6726, dated May 9 and effective July 29, 1934, issued under authority of the act approved March 3, 1933 (47 Stat. 1517; 40 U. S. C. 278a). This order placed under the jurisdiction of the new division the civil affairs of Puerto Rico, formerly administered by the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, and also transferred to the Division all functions, personnel, records, supplies, equipment, property, and unexpended appropriations of the Bureau, as pertaining to Puerto Rico, to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior. Pursuant to the authority cited, the Secretary of the Interior directed, in Order 1040, of February 13, 1936, that the administration of the following Territories and possessions, and certain activities therein, already under the supervision of the Department of the Interior, be vested in the Division of Territories and Island Possessions, to be exercised under his supervision:
(note) Title (40 USC 278a) listed, as the authority is not Federal Property, its government agency property, as in the government of Puerto Rico. It pertains to Insular Possessions, administered by Secretary of Interior.

The detention facility at Guantanamo is not a Naval Base, it’s a Naval Reservation, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, Puerto Rico. See Guantanamo is not a Naval Base