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Obama to Nominate Brennan as CIA Chief

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to nominate top counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Obama first considered Brennan for the CIA job when he took office in 2009, but Brennan withdrew himself from consideration because of criticism about his ties to controversial interrogation techniques. Brennan has […]

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CIA Denies Petraeus’ Mistress Claim It Took Prisoners in Benghazi

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is denying a claim by former CIA chief David Petraeus’ mistress and biographer that the agency detained militants in Libya before the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. CIA spokesman Preston Golson said “any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.” […]

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CIA Denies Petraeus’ Mistress Claim It Took Prisoners in Benghazi

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is denying a claim by former CIA chief David Petraeus’ mistress and biographer that the agency detained militants in Libya before the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. CIA spokesman Preston Golson said “any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless.” […]

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Petraeus Resigns as CIA Chief Over Extramarital Affair

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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General David Petraeus has resigned as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency because of an extramarital affair. General Petraeus wrote in a letter to CIA staffers that he submitted his resignation in person to President Barack Obama Thursday. Petraeus writes that he used extremely poor judgment and that such behavior is unacceptable in a leader. […]

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Petraeus Resigns as CIA Chief Over Extramarital Affair

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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General David Petraeus has resigned as Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency because of an extramarital affair. In a letter to President Barack Obama, General Petraeus wrote that he used extremenely poor judgement and that such behavior is unacceptable in a leader. The president accepted the resignation and is expected to make a formal statement […]

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White House: No Comment on Spies Outed in Iran, Lebanon

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House is refusing to comment on reports U.S. spy networks have been uncovered in Iran and Lebanon, in what would be a significant setback for U.S. intelligence efforts. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday he would not comment on intelligence matters. But separately, U.S. officials have confirmed to reporters that Iran […]

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Retired General Takes Charge at US Spy Agency

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The former U.S. general who commanded the troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan is now giving orders at the Central Intelligence Agency. Newly retired Army General David Petraeus was sworn in as CIA chief Tuesday at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden led the ceremony, praising Petraeus for his strategic vision and leadership, telling […]

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Retired General Takes Charge at US Spy Agency

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The former U.S. general who masterminded the troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan is now officially giving orders at the Central Intelligence Agency. Newly retired U.S. General David Petraeus was sworn in as CIA chief Tuesday in a private ceremony at the White House, led by Vice President Joe Biden. Petraeus becomes the CIA’s 20th […]

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Retired General Petraeus Set to Become Next CIA Director

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Newly retired U.S. General David Petraeus is expected to be sworn in Tuesday as the 20th director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The oath of office is to be administered in a private ceremony. General Petraeus retired last week after 37 years in the Army. During the latter part of his career General Petraeus helped […]

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Europe Rights Chief Urges Probe of CIA Detention Centers

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner has urged Lithuania, Poland and Romania to investigate their governments’ alleged roles in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s secret “rendition” program of detaining, transporting and interrogating terrorism suspects in foreign countries. Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg says the CIA set up “black sites” in overseas locations, including some in Europe, […]

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