CIA Director John Brennan released a statement Wednesday afternoon announcing the retirement of CIA deputy director Michael Morrell.
CIA Director John Brennan has chosen a 30-year veteran of the spy agency to head the clandestine service, which conducts covert operations and recruits agents overseas.
White House counterterrorism director John Brennan came under intense questioning on Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee over his views on interrogating terrorists and drone strikes against them.
President Barack Obama nominated Monday former Sen. Chuck Hagel to succeed Sec. Leon Panetta as head of the Defense Department, as well as counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to director of the Central Intelligence Agency.