John Kelly for Homeland Security
Headline Roundup December 8th, 2016
Trump has chosen retired Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. The former head of US Southern Command, Kelly was previously responsible for managing security threats posed by criminal drug networks based in South and Central America.
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
President-elect Donald Trump has appointed retired Marine General John Kelly to serve as his Secretary of Homeland Security.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has settled on Gen. John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan, as his choice for secretary of Homeland Security, putting a seasoned commander with personal experience of the costs of war in charge of protecting the nation’s borders.