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Gina Haspel confirmed as 1st woman to lead the CIA

5 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.
Haspel was backed by many in the CIA rank-and-file and was robustly supported by senior intelligence officials, who said she had earned the chance to take the helm of the nation's premier spy agency.
Her opponents argued that it wasn't right to promote someone who had supervised a covert detention site in Thailand where terror suspects were...
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