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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on the administration’s plan to fight violent Mexican drug cartels … and Senator Jim Webb discusses U.S. drug policies and proposed changes to the criminal justice system.
- Janet Napolitano Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security,former governor of Arizona.
- Jim Webb is a Democratic Senator from Virginia. He is former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs and Navy Secretary in the Reagan administration and author of nine books, including, "A Time to Fight."
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