Senate panel approves John Brennan as next CIA director

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 16:05 EDT
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The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its approval for John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA, setting up a full confirmation vote as early as this week.

Senators in a closed-door hearing voted 12-3 to approve Brennan, putting him on track to be President Barack Obama’s third major national security nominee to be confirmed, after Secretary of State John Kerry and Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel.

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