By Steve Neavling
The CIA has its first career female officer serving as deputy director.
The White House appointed Gina Haspel, a 31-year veteran of the agency who will served under CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Retired intelligence chiefs applauded the appointment, the Miami Herald reports.
Michael Hayden, a former Air Force general who headed the agency from 2006 until 2009, said Haspel is “a wonderful choice” who knows how to maneuver the “sometimes opaque corridors of American espionage.”
Morale has plummeted at the CIA since the presidential election, when Donald Trump began slamming intelligence agencies.
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