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TWE on Camera: Janet Napolitano on International Cooperation for Homeland Security

December 9, 2011

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jan Napolitano speaks about heightened passenger vigilance and airport security ahead of the holiday travel season at Reagan National Airport in Washington November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

When the topic comes up of which federal agencies are responsible for keeping Americans safe from foreign threats, most people think instinctively of the Defense Department, the State Department, or perhaps one of the sixteen agencies that make up the intelligence community. But another major player is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). I had the chance to sit down today with Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.  We talked about DHS’s work overseas, the balance between bilateral and multilateral efforts to secure foreign cooperation, and which threats keep her up at night.

http://youtu.be/MXPrCYqAxng

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

To learn more, read the transcript of Napolitano’s extended remarks to a group at CFR this morning.

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