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Homeland Security Secretary: US "Categorically Safer" Than Before 9/11

Complete video at: Responding to a question about claims made by former Vice President Dick Cheney that the US is not as safe as it could be due to the Obama administration's refusal to use so-called advanced interrogation techniques, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she had not read Cheney's book but that the US was significantly safer today than before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. ----- On Tuesday, August 30, 2011, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters. Janet Napolitano is the third and current United States Secretary of Homeland Security. She is the fourth person (including an acting Secretary) to hold the position, which was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009. She was Arizona's third female governor, and the first woman to win re-election. Prior to her election as governor, she served as Attorney General of Arizona from 1999 to 2002. She is the first woman and the 23rd person to serve in that office. Napolitano is the 1977 Truman Scholar from New Mexico. Forbes ranked her as the 51st most powerful woman in 2009.
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