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  • Jeh Johnson said to be Obama's choice to lead Homeland Security

    Jeh Johnson said to be Obama's choice to lead Homeland Security
    WASHINGTON — Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon general counsel who established the legal frameworks for lethal drone strikes and for allowing gays to serve openly in the military, will be nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of Homeland Security, according to administration officials.
  • Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano bids farewell

    Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano bids farewell
    Janet Napolitano has a message for the next head of the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.” In a farewell speech Tuesday, Napolitano gave a wide-ranging defense of her 4½f years as head of one of the...

    Why 9/11 can happen again

     Why 9/11 can happen again
    In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. "Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely...

    Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll

    Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll
    The immense difficulties facing workers trying to contain and clean up the gulf oil leak were made frighteningly evident Wednesday, after a charter captain despondent over the spill apparently committed suicide, and technical issues forced oil company...

    Truth about Gulf oil spill: Hype was disservice to everyone

    Truth about Gulf oil spill: Hype was disservice to everyone
    "It has become conventional wisdom that the BP-funded response to the spill was a chaotic and mismanaged affair, driven by corporate avarice, lacking in urgency, and at times willfully negligent of the problem's scope … The evidence for this is...