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.
A former U.S. Navy SEAL commando who took part in the daring raid to kill Osama bin Laden has exposed as false part of the account put out by the Obama administration on how the al Qaeda leader died.