The US Senate confirmed John Brennan as CIA director Thursday after the White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones, which could have delayed filling the crucial post.
John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's nominee to be director of the CIA, during his confirmation hearing on February 7, 2013 before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The US Senate on Thursday confirmed counterterrorism expert Brennan to be the next CIA director, filling a third crucial position on President Barack Obama's national security team.
Brennan, a counter-terrorism expert and 25-year veteran of the CIA who was the architect of the controversial secret program that uses armed drones in "targeted killings" overseas, was given the green light after a two-month confirmation process that heated up in its final week.
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