Director, Central Intelligence Agency

John Brennan

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Liptak, Kevin, and Ashley Killough. "Brennan Confirmed for CIA after Drone Delay." CNN, 7 Mar. 2013. [http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com]

By a vote of 63-34, the U.S. Senate on 7 March 2013 confirmed John Brennan as the next CIA director. Associated Press, 8 Mar. 2013, reports that Vice President Joe Biden swore Brennan in on 8 March 2013.

Miller, Greg, and Julie Tate. "CIA Director Faces a Quandary Over Clandestine Service Appointment." Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2013. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

This article discusses CIA Director John Brennan's dilemma on whether to promote the acting director of the National Clandestine Service to the top job. The acting director "is a veteran officer with broad support inside the agency. But she also helped run the CIA's detention and interrogation program after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and signed off on the 2005 decision to destroy videotapes of prisoners being subjected to treatment critics have called torture." Brennan is using "a group of three former CIA officials to evaluate the candidates.... The group's members were identified as former senior officials John McLaughlin, Stephen Kappes and Mary Margaret Graham."

See also, Mark Mazzetti, "Officer Tied to Tapes' Destruction Moves Up C.I.A. Ladder," New York Times, 27 Mar. 2013.

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