Trump chooses Marine Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly, 66, who retired in February as chief of US Southern Command, has Southwest border expertise and shares Trump’s concerns about drugs, terrorism, illegal immigration and other cross-border threats he sees as emanating from Mexico and Central and South America. Kelly has talked in stark terms — much like Trump — about the threats America faces in the Middle East and beyond. He once said, “Given the opportunity to do another 9/11, our vicious enemy would do it today, tomorrow and everyday thereafter.”

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