Politics & Government

June 9, 2010 7:12 PM

For Adm. Thad Allen, BP's oil leak is only the latest crisis

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is the face of the federal effort responding to the Gulf of Mexico disaster. But it's just the latest in a string of tough crises he's been assigned to deal with: Hurricane Katrina, tightening port security in the aftermath of 9/11, and commander in Miami when the Coast Guard began intercepting Cuban rafters at sea and sending them back to their homeland.

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