Date of Birth: 09/02/1955
Place of birth: North Bergen
Citizenship: United States
How to become head of the CIA?
Owen John Brennan, a native of North Bergen, New Jersey (North Bergen, New Jersey), he studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (American University in Cairo, Egypt) and passed undergraduate program at Fordham University (Fordham University). He later received a master`s degree from the University of Texas (University of Texas).
He joined the CIA in 1980, where he began his career working in the Middle East and South Asia analyst. Brennan was the CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) and led the center for analysis of terrorism. In his role as press secretary Brennan supplied daily intelligence report the White House during the administration of President Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton). In addition, John was a staff chief under former CIA Director George Tenet (George Tenet).
After serving in the kachestvevremennogo director of the National Anti-Terrorist Centre Brennan left the government to become president of the consulting firm `The Analysis Corporation`. During the presidential campaign of Barack Obama (Barack Obama) in 2008, John served as an adviser on intelligence. When Obama won the presidency, Brennan began to be regarded as the undisputed candidate for the position of CIA director.
However, he withdrew from the race amid criticism of his support for the use of torture during the administration of George. W. Bush. Instead, Brennan became deputy national security adviser to President Obama. When in early 2013, again a vacancy head of the CIA, Obama chose Brennan, despite the concerns of left-wing groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union. John was sworn in March 8, 2013-th.
Prior to that, Brennan took almost two years to try to convince the Senate that he was not a supporter of torture. He claimed that if he becomes the new director of the CIA, it would never return to the era of tactical George. W. Bush. However, after the approval of the post by John firmly defended the CIA`s effective methods than angered some Democratic lawmakers. Colorado Senator (Colorado) Mark Yewdall (Mark Udall) said that the CIA telling the truth when he says, as if rough interrogation tactics justify themselves.
In April 2014, Viktor Yanukovych said that in Kiev has visited the CIA director, who met with Turchynov and Avakov. The result of this secret meeting was the decision to hold in the south-eastern Ukraine, a large-scale anti-terrorist operation. But a spokesman for the CIA Todd Ebits immediately said that John Brennan did not push the Ukrainian authorities to use force against the protesters. In addition, Ebits noted that the head of the CIA said that only diplomatic means possible to resolve the conflict between Kiev and Moscow.
Later, Jay Carney, White House spokesman, confirmed that Brennan actually visited Kiev in the period of April 12-13, 2014. This visit was just a `standard means to strengthen the mutually beneficial sotrudnichestva`. Carney added that all the other suggestions put forward by themselves are considered to be `absurdnymi`. One of these assumptions put forward by AG Yakimenko, Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine, who said that Brennan arrived in Ukraine in order to explain how to act in accordance with the plan developed by the CIA.