Obama Nominates Brennan CIA Director
January 8 , 2013
On Monday, US President Barack Obama nominated John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Director of the CIA. The nomination is believed to have miffed most Republicans at the Senate and some Democrats as well.
Brennan is a 25-year CIA veteran and joined the President's office as an adviser in 2009. Announcing his nomination, the President called Brennan “one of the hardest working civil servants I’ve ever known” and that he was committed “to the values that define us as Americans.”
President also nominated former senator and veteran Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon. Hagel's nomination has been just as controversial as the Vietnam veteran is often criticized for being soft and Iran and hostile towards Israel.
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