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May 31st, 2013
Episode 898 of 1303 episodes
In the post-9/11 world, the job of being the senior legal authority for the Department of Defense is the perfect storm collision of law, national security, and politics, says Jeh Johnson. He describes 13-14-hour days working on such thorny issues as Don't Ask Don't Tell, Guantanamo, and weightiest of all, the conflict with al-Qaeda and its affiliates.