Homeland security chief arrives in Afghanistan
December 31st, 2010
11:17 AM ET

Homeland security chief arrives in Afghanistan

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano arrived in Afghanistan Friday and planned to spend New Year's Eve with U.S. troops in the region.

She reviewed security operations at a key point along the Pakistani border - part of an ongoing U.S. effort to strengthen Afghanistan's border police.

"Building and maintaining a strong border crossing system is critical to the stability and security of Afghanistan," Napolitano said in a written statement. "Over the past year, the Department of Homeland Security has worked closely with the Afghan government to help establish a border security and customs system to counter terrorism while facilitating legitimate travel and trade."

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  1. helenhull102951

    Hey, here's an idea. Keep your azz here in the United States and start cleaning up this country of the ILLEAGAL IMMIGRENTS that are here with the intent to cause Americans harm and the ones that are here destroying the systems that us AMERICANS have built for us to use when we AMERICANS need them... Also all the drugs, crimes and everything else these people from south of the border bring here in order to bring our country down to the level of their country!!! This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed A.S.A.P. In short, KEEP YOUR POLITCAL PROMISES THAT YOU MADE AT ELECTION TIME.... *Wayne*

    January 1, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mikek1945

    Since when did Afganistan become part of the United States? I believe that the Homeland Security Secretary"s job is to keep our borders secure, like lets say MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I guess it's not the governments fault. I think they are really from the Planet Uranus. The people from there are born with their heads up their BUTTS!!!!!!!!!. So I assume that the Secretay Of Defense is at the Mexician border.

    January 1, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. helenhull102951

    CNN is blocking my point of views on the job that the Homeland Seceraty Deptartment is and should be doing insead of securing the other countries borders... Must be taking orders from the D.H.S.

    January 1, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. WILLARD BULLOCK

    I am agreed with wade about chief napaltion so I know that presdient obama are keep weak but he is not strongest

    January 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mick

    She has no jurisdiction outside the continental US and therefore no requirement to be within a combat zone. The foolishness continues with this administartion and it's failures as political appointiees – not only civiliaiin but the Genearl and Flag grade yahoos who have been elevated way beyond their capabilities. This is way too obvious.

    January 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. cindy

    We the american people should gain up on the goverment n c them face 2 face if we all get together n tell them how we the american people feel maybe something useful will happen just a thoult

    January 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Mike

    Maybe she went there to make it clear that our homeland security depends on ripping off foreign nations natural resources. Imagine how less secure we would be if we stopped invading for profit.

    January 2, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. helenhull102951

    What is the reasoning for our government traveling to these countries when they should be here at home dealing with the numerous illeagal immigrents that are in the US spreading their poison,crime,weapons,hate and killing our economic infrastrcuture by collecting benefits that they have no rights to!!! Not to mention destroying the country with their out of control breeding.. To the government of the US, keep your BUTTS here in this country and deal with the problems that you allowed to get out of control, or give the people of the US the job of cleaning up your mess... We are used to that anyway!!! First objective will be to CLOSE THE BORDERS from

    January 2, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. helenhull102951

    HEY YOU GOOFY DIP-SH-T HERE'S AN IDEA, KEEP YOU DUMB-AZZ HOME AND START (CLOSING OUR BORDERS TO THE SOUTH). Then clean this country up of all the useless garbage that you government MORON'S let in here!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. helenhull102951

    Hey Naplitano here's an idea try it, you'll see that it will work... (1) Take the cash the gov spends on supporting the illeagal immigrents and use it to build a fence along the Mexican Border, add 50,000 volts to it. Then plant BOUNCING BETTYS 100YRDS ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE BORDER, THEN MOUNT 50CALS. every 100yrds along the American side of the border with poen orders to fire at will then set back and start finding ways to clean out the ones you gov dumb-azzes let in here and get them out , that goes for all illeagal's of every origin.. And WAH-LAH problem solved, then we American's can go back to the life we used to know!!! And FINALLY YOU GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS PULL YOUR HEADS FROM EACH OTHERS ANAL HOLES AND START RUNNING THIS COUNTRY THE WAY THE PEOPLE WANT AND NEEDS!!! *Wayne*

    January 2, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. helenhull102951

    How does just afew Americanm like the ones that are in agreement with the ones on this site moblize the rest of the American population??? We all know that there is a magority of the people out there that think as we do, but how do you build a fire under all their BUTTS!!! Ther's got to be a way... The last time I called the D.O.H.S. ,they put me on a terrorist watch list, I SWEAR TO THE GOOD LORD ABOVE... I told them to get off their LAZY WORTHLESS AZZES AND DO THE JOB THAT WE PAY THEM TO DO!! *Wayne*. PS. If anyone has any ideas, leave them on site and I will put my phone number on this site...

    January 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. cat

    why would she care about afghan borders? total waste of time. sure send a woman to do a mans job. she gonna end up like the ohio deputy and the sheriff survived.

    January 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. PJ

    How many lives do you think were put at risk protecting her while she was out sight seeing on our dime?

    January 4, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
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