Obama to nominate John Brennan to head CIA

Obama to nominate John Brennan to head CIA (Image 1)
Obama to nominate John Brennan to head CIA (Image 1)

JULIE PACE
AP White House Correspondent
 
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will nominate John Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
 
Brennan, a 25-year CIA veteran, currently serves as Obama's top counterterrorism adviser. The White House says the president will announce Brennan's nomination during an event Monday afternoon.
 
At the same event, an administration official says, the president will also formally announce that he is nominating Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary. Both men must be confirmed by the Senate.
 
Obama considered Brennan for the top CIA job in 2008. But Brennan withdrew his name amid questions about his connection to enhanced interrogation techniques while serving in the spy agency during the George W. Bush administration.
 
Brennan denied involvement in the controversial interrogation tactics, including waterboarding, and has spoken out against them.

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