While Great Satan's State and Defense Departments are both departments - complete with secretaries deputy secretaries - they are far from equal. DoD does tons of heavy lifting and has a budget to match while State tends to appear more like a think tank (albeit with branch offices in every nation state on earth).
Great Satan spends about twenty cents per buck on DoD and about 1 penny per buck on State Department's nonmilitary-related internat'l affairs chiz. Society of Nat'l Security Professionals executive Veep (who also gigs at Article I Section 8) just pubbed a money shot about the money fights in the the world's hyperpuissant World Capitol.
Talking 'bout hooking up:
"Advocates of soft power bemoan Washington’s overly militarized approach to the world, while conservatives are critical of what they view as an ineffective bureaucracy run by establishment elites in Foggy Bottom. Yet of all national budget debates, the fratricide for funds between State and Defense is most puzzling as their roles are so intrinsically complementary."