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Monday, January 5, 2009

Panetta to CIA

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Former Clinton White House chief of staff Leon Panetta is Obama's pick to head the CIA, the New York Times is reporting. The Times says Panetta is an "unusual choice to lead the C.I.A., an agency that has been unwelcoming to previous directors perceived as outsiders, such as Stansfield M. Turner and John M. Deutch. But his selection points up the difficulty Mr. Obama had in finding a C.I.A. director with no connection to controversial counterterrorism programs of the Bush era."

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