Gina Haspel appointed CIA’s first female Director

Gina Haspel, the newly nominated first-ever female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is a career intelligence officer with more than 30 years’ experience.

Ms. Haspel, 61, has extensive overseas experience and has served as chief of the station on several postings. Her leadership positions in Washington include deputy director of the National Clandestine Service – the CIA agency that co-ordinates clandestine operations – and chief of staff for the director of the National Clandestine Service.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-

  • The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government.
  • CIA founded on 18th September 1947.
Source- BBC News


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