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Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

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Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson as next the secretary of Homeland Security.

At the Pentagon, Johnson oversaw the increased use of unmanned drone strikes, the revamping of military commission to try terrorism suspects and the repeal of the ban on gays in the military.

If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, 56, would succeed Janet Napolitano, who left to take over as president of the University of California in September.

AP

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