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John Brennan to be nominated as CIA director

 

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Obama will nominate John Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Monday.

Brennan is a 25-year CIA veteran. He currently serves as President Obama's top counter terrorism 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.

President 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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