• Who Is Mike Pompeo? What You Should Know about the New Apparent Secretary of State

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday morning and said he will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who will be supposedly succeeded at the agency by the deputy director Gina Haspel, the first woman to hold the position .
    The decision comes after just 14 months of Tillerson's tenure, though rumors that policy disagreements between the former Exxon CEO and the president could lead to his termination have circulated since November. This is the latest in a series of high profile departures from the administration, which has the highest turnover rate of any White...
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  • A controversial intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand would be the first female CIA chief

    A controversial intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand would be the first female CIA chief

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump has appointed Gina Haspel as the new head of the CIA.
    Haspel is set to become the first woman to ever lead the spy agency, where she is currently serving second-in-command under Director Mike Pompeo.
    But Haspel, who has spent decades in US intelligence, has a controversial past.
    Gina Haspel, a longtime intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand, is poised to become the first woman to lead the CIA.
    The move came on Tuesday when President Donald Trump announced he would replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with current CIA director Mike Pompeo...
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  • What to Know About Gina Haspel, the New Director of the CIA

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    With her promotion to director of the CIA, Gina Haspel becomes the first woman to hold that job. It's a high profile position, but Haspel has been a pretty low profile person up until this point. So who will be running the government's spy agency?
    Haspel, who replaces new secretary of state Mike Pompeo , has been with the agency since 1985, spending much of her career undercover. She has received several awards, including the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism and the Presidential Rank Award, the highest award in the federal civil service. She also has overseen the...
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