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Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (center) told reporters yesterday of the removal of the FEMA director, Michael D. Brown (left), in managing the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen (right) will now spearhead the effort.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (center) told reporters yesterday of the removal of the FEMA director, Michael D. Brown (left), in managing the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen (right) will now spearhead the effort. (Getty Images Photo / Justin Sullivan) Getty Images Photo / Justin Sullivan
By Raja Mishra and Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / September 10, 2005

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NEW ORLEANS -- The Bush administration abruptly replaced the embattled chief of its Hurricane Katrina relief operation yesterday, turning control over to a Coast Guard official who promised a ''deliberate, focused" effort to help the Gulf Coast recover. (Full article: 1314 words)

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