|Minister of Defense|
|President||Gamal Abdel Nasser|
|Preceded by||Abdel Wahab Al Bishri|
|Succeeded by||Amin Howeidi|
|Born||1929 (age 86–87)|
|Alma mater||Military academy|
Early life and education
Badran was the head of the military security services in the mid 1960s. He also served as the office manager of then-Field Marshal Abdul Hakim Amer under the Nasser's rule. He was one of the top aides of Amer. Then Badran was appointed minister of defense in Fall 1966 shortly before the 1967 War or Six Day War, replacing Abdel Wahab Al Bishri in the post. Amer had supported his appointment.
Badran was also named as the chief of Nasser's cabinet the same year. On 25 May 1967, Badran visited Moscow and met senior Soviet officials, including then prime minister Alexei Kosygin, to secure their support regarding Israeli threat. He resigned from office during the war, and was replaced by Amin Howeidi as defense minister in June 1967.
Arrest and trial
Badran along with other senior officials, including Amer, was detained on 25 August 1967 due to the accusations of plotting against Nasser. However, they were tried about their roles in cease fire in the six day war in 1968. In fact, Badran was twice tried. He and Salah Nasr, former chief of intelligence and also part of Amer's faction, were convicted and sentenced to hard labor due to their roles in the defeat.
The Muslim Brotherhood figures accused him and his chief, Abdul Hakim Amer, of being responsible for the torture of then Brotherhood leaders who had been arrested due to their alleged plans to assassinate Nasser in 1965.
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