John Brennan http://www.kunc.org en The CIA Brennan Inherits: More Military, Less Espionage http://www.kunc.org/post/cia-brennan-inherits-more-military-less-espionage Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Despite the controversy we just heard about, John Brennan was confirmed by the Senate, making him the next director of the CIA. Scott Shane covers national security and intelligence issues for the New York Times. We asked him what kind of CIA John Brennan will inherit.<p>SCOTT SHANE: Well, he's walking into a very different agency than the one that existed before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It is much more of a paramilitary organization. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:39:00 +0000 41324 at http://www.kunc.org John Brennan Is Sworn In As CIA Director http://www.kunc.org/post/john-brennan-sworn-cia-director During a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, John Brennan was sworn in as the director of the Central Intelligence Office by Vice President Joe Biden.<p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/8539033959/in/photostream/">According to the White House</a>, Brennan took his oath by putting his hand "on an original draft of the Constitution, dating from 1787, which has George Washington's personal handwriting and annotations on it."<p>The AP reports that with Brennan, President Obama's national security team is set for a second term.<p>"Last week Chuck Hagel won Senate conf Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:22:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 41267 at http://www.kunc.org John Brennan Is Sworn In As CIA Director Senate Confirms Brennan As CIA Director http://www.kunc.org/post/senate-confirms-brennan-cia-director Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. The U.S. Senate has approved the nation's new top spy. Senators confirmed John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the whole process has been pretty dramatic. It began last year with the scandalous resignation of Brennan's predecessor, General David Petraeus. And it wound up today after a showy challenge to the vote on the Senate floor. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41216 at http://www.kunc.org Senate Approves Nomination Of John Brennan As CIA Chief http://www.kunc.org/post/senate-approves-nomination-john-brennan-cia-chief After an epic filibuster by Sen. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:57:00 +0000 41212 at http://www.kunc.org Senate Approves Nomination Of John Brennan As CIA Chief Holder Responds To Paul About Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil http://www.kunc.org/post/holder-responds-paul-about-drone-strikes-us-soil As he <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/06/173640721/sen-rand-paul-launches-an-old-fashioned-filibusterer-on-brennan-nomination" target="_blank">rose to begin his nearly 13-hour filibuster Wednesday</a>, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said "no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court." He would filibuster John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director, Paul said, because he wanted a clear statement from the Obama administration acknowledging that U.S. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:09:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41205 at http://www.kunc.org Holder Responds To Paul About Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil