Trump taps retired US general Kelly to lead Homeland Security

By REUTERS
December 12, 2016 14:13

WASHINGTON - Republican US President-elect Donald Trump on Monday formally announced Retired General John Kelly, a 45-year military veteran, as his choice to lead the Department Of Homeland Security.

Trump's transition team said in a statement that Kelly would "spearhead the urgent mission of stopping illegal immigration and securing our borders" as well as streamline the Transportation Security Administration and improve ties between US intelligence and law enforcement agencies.


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