The woman agent who ran a secret CIA operation to waterboard al-Qaeda operatives in Thailand has been selected as the first female to run the spy agency's clandestine operations division.
US media reports from Washington said the woman was appointed earlier this month. It was yet another sign the Obama administration has adopted virtually all the anti-terrorist policies of the administration of ex-president George W Bush.
The identity of the first woman ever to lead a major CIA division is secret, in keeping with the spy agency's policies. The US National Clandestine Service arm of the CIA runs covert operations abroad for the agency.
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