Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Scientist, Spy Chief, Apologist for Torture? Meet Biden’s New DNI

A glass ceiling is broken.
“Avril Haines created the legal framework for Obama’s drone policy, as well as legal cover for CIA agents involved in torture.”
By Barbara Boland, The American Conservative

Joe Biden announced last week that he will nominate Avril Haines to the position of Director of National Intelligence. Haines provided legal cover for CIA agents and worked closely with Barack Obama and CIA Director John Brennan on Obama’s tenfold expansion of drone killings.

If confirmed by Congress, Haines will be the first woman to head up the coalition of 17 intelligence agencies ranging from the National Security Agency to the FBI and the State Department, all under the umbrella of the DNI.


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