Nightly News   |  October 18, 2013

Jeh Johnson chosen as new head of Homeland Security

Former Pentagon lawyer, Jeh Johnson, will be the first African-American to lead DHS if he is confirmed. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

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>>> president obama has chosen a former top pentagon lawyer, jay johnson , to be the new head of the department of homeland security . he would be the first african-american to lead the dhs if confirmed. he's 56 and a former federal prosecutor in new york. he succeeds janet napolitano .