John Brennan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23490/all en RPT-EXCLUSIVE-CIA nominee had detailed knowledge of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/exclusive-cia-nominee-had-detailed-knowledge-enhanced-interroga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no changes to text)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, had detailed, contemporaneous knowledge of the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured terrorism suspects during an earlier stint as a top spy agency official, according to multiple sources familiar with official records.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/exclusive-cia-nominee-had-detailed-knowledge-enhanced-interroga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human rights abuses Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Torture War Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 5741368 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/preview-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-le <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/preview-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Social Issues Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:34 +0000 5748101 at http://www.globalpost.com CIA nominee Brennan was questioned in leak probes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, has been interviewed in connection with U.S. prosecutors' probes into unauthorized leaks of government secrets to the news media, documents released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/blank-headline-received-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:15:23 +0000 5748205 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-CIA nominee Brennan was interviewed in leak probes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-brennan-was-interviewed-leak-probes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details throughout)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, has been interviewed in connection with U.S. prosecutors' probes into unauthorized leaks of government secrets to the news media, documents released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-brennan-was-interviewed-leak-probes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Islamic terrorism Islamism John Brennan Politics Technology Terrorism Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:00:56 +0000 5748253 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with Obama giving access to legal opinion)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about leaks of sensitive information and U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-cia-nominee-face-questions-interrogations-drones-and-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques John Brennan Politics Technology Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:27 +0000 5748294 at http://www.globalpost.com Architect of US drone war faces public spotlight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/architect-us-drone-war-faces-public-spotlight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The hard-nosed architect of the US drone war against Al-Qaeda, John Brennan, will face tough questions about secret assassinations Thursday from senators weighing his nomination to lead the CIA.</p> <p>The confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee promises to focus a rare public spotlight on President Barack Obama's covert campaign to hunt down Al-Qaeda suspects worldwide in drone bombing raids.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/architect-us-drone-war-faces-public-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Law Politics Social Issues Torture Torture in the United States War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:01:53 +0000 5748507 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-CIA nominee pressed on U.S. drone policy, waterboarding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-obama-cia-nominee-may-get-tough-questions-democrats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brennan defends use of drone strikes targeting Americans</p> <p>* Denies giving away secrets or releasing classified material</p> <p>* Protesters yell "Stop the drones," hearing briefly halted</p> <p>* Committee expected to vote on nomination next Thursday (Updates with lawmakers, Brennan comments)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle and Tabassum Zakaria</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-obama-cia-nominee-may-get-tough-questions-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health Interrogation techniques Islam Islamic terrorism John Brennan Politics Politics of the United States Ron Wyden Torture Torture in the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:00:44 +0000 5748934 at http://www.globalpost.com Master of US drone war faces Senate questions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/master-us-drone-war-faces-senate-questions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The hard-nosed architect of the US drone war against Al-Qaeda, John Brennan, will on Thursday face difficult questions about secret assassinations from senators weighing his nomination to lead the CIA.</p> <p>Brennan's confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee thrusts a rare public spotlight on President Barack Obama's covert drone use and associated missile strikes, which have become a hallmark of his presidency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/master-us-drone-war-faces-senate-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health Islam John Brennan Law Politics Social Issues Torture War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:45:38 +0000 5749146 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's choice to run CIA defends US drone war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/obamas-choice-run-cia-defends-us-drone-war-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama's choice to run the CIA defended drone strikes as a vital "last resort" against Al-Qaeda militants, despite criticism from senators about the veil of secrecy surrounding the raids.</p> <p>John Brennan, known as the architect of the drone war, faced repeated questions at his confirmation hearing over the "targeted killings," which have even involved Americans not charged with a crime. Democratic senators demanded the administration share more information about the strikes with Congress and the public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/obamas-choice-run-cia-defends-us-drone-war-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam John Brennan Law Politics Social Issues Technology Torture Torture in the United States War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:18:06 +0000 5749583 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN - Brennan perpetuates Obama's legacy of secrecy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/column-brennan-perpetuates-obamas-legacy-secrecy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(David Rohde is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.)</p> <p>By David Rohde</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - John Brennan's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday was a microcosm of the Obama administration's approach to counterterrorism: The right assurances, with little transparency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/column-brennan-perpetuates-obamas-legacy-secrecy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Law Military terminology Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:15:35 +0000 5750519 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Senate panel vote on CIA nominee Brennan will be delayed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan-will-be-delayed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Political sparring over Brennan becoming public</p> <p>* Feinstein says Brennan will be "capable CIA director"</p> <p>* Republicans threaten to put "hold" on nomination (Adds confirmation of delay, threats from senators to "hold" nomination)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will delay a vote on the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director at least until the last week in February, committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan-will-be-delayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Entertainment Environment Government Health John Brennan Politics United States Senate War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:12 +0000 5755136 at http://www.globalpost.com Nominee for CIA chief says casualties from drone strikes should be public http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/nominee-cia-chief-says-casualties-drone-strikes-should-be-publi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brennan advocates more openness if doesn't harm national security</p> <p>* Says drone strikes not used in the United States</p> <p>By Tabassum Zakaria</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pick for CIA director, John Brennan, promised senators who will vote on his nomination more openness about U.S. counter-terrorism programs, saying the closely guarded number of civilian casualties from drone strikes should be made public, according to his written responses to questions released on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/nominee-cia-chief-says-casualties-drone-strikes-should-be-publi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Politics Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:45:59 +0000 5757269 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate panel to vote on CIA nominee Brennan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Senate Intelligence Committee votes Tuesday on whether John Brennan should head the CIA, the last of three critical national intelligence posts to be filled in President Barack Obama's cabinet.</p> <p>After John Kerry was named secretary of state and Chuck Hagel survived a bruising battle to be the new Pentagon chief, confirmation of Brennan to replace David Petraeus as head of the spy agency is key for the president, whose CIA pick has been subjected a two-month confirmation process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute John Brennan Military personnel Politics United States AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:00:57 +0000 5774187 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate panel approves Brennan to be new CIA chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/us-senate-panel-approves-brennan-be-new-cia-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"No one is better prepared to be CIA director than Mr. Brennan," Senator Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the committee, said in a statement announcing the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/us-senate-panel-approves-brennan-be-new-cia-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Entertainment Environment Government Health International relations John Brennan Politics AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:16:25 +0000 5774313 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate panel greenlights CIA nominee Brennan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/senate-panel-greenlights-cia-nominee-brennan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its approval for John Brennan to be the CIA's next director, after the White House turned over secret memos on the targeted killing of Americans.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he wants a full Senate vote on Brennan's confirmation this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/senate-panel-greenlights-cia-nominee-brennan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Ron Wyden AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:45:16 +0000 5774372 at http://www.globalpost.com