Thursday, October 17, 2013

President Obama Nominates Jeh Johnson As Homeland Security Chief

Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson (L) and Army General Carter Ham talk before a Senate Arms Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in this file photo taken December 2, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security -- Daily Beast

Jeh Johnson, the top Pentagon lawyer during Obama’s first term, will be nominated to succeed Janet Napolitano at the Department of Homeland Security. Daniel Klaidman reports.

The White House has settled on a former high-ranking Pentagon official to replace Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, two senior Obama administration officials confirm to The Daily Beast.

President Obama plans to announce his intention to nominate Jeh Johnson, who served as the Defense Department's general counsel during the administration's first term, at a White House ceremony tomorrow, one of the sources said.

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Obama Said to Pick Former Pentagon Lawyer for Homeland -- Bloomberg Businessweek
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