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Homeland Security Demands More Than a Wall

John Kelly has a daunting task ahead: lead a sprawling agency while curbing his boss's more extreme instincts.

Can he manage it?

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

John Kelly, the retired Marine four-star general who is Donald Trump’s reported pick to head the Department of Homeland Security, is admirably suited to defending U.S. borders. More surprisingly, he may also moderate some of Trump’s more extreme positions on illegal immigration -- which would help both the U.S. and its neighbors.

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