He gave up a lifetime appointment as a federal judge to take
Washington's most thankless job, Director of Homeland
Security. But Michael Chertoff, 51, has big plans to
streamline the department, allocating aid for states more
wisely and informing the public of possible threats without
alarming them. He sat down with TIME's Brian Bennett for...
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