Obama Nominates Jeh Johnson To Replace Janet Napolitano As Head of Homeland Security
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If confirmed by the Senate, former Pentagon Attorney Jeh Johnson could be the next Head of Homeland Security. Johnson is known for influencing the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that protected the identity of Gay military members and provided support for the use of drones on terrorist suspects.
### Via USA Today
President Obama plans to nominate former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of homeland security, officials said Thursday.
Johnson, general counsel for the Defense Department during Obama's first term, will be introduced by the president at a ceremony on Friday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would replace Janet Napolitano, who left the administration to run the University of California education system.
"The President is selecting Johnson because he is one the most highly qualified and respected national security leaders, having served as the senior lawyer for the largest government agency in the world," said a White House official.