New CIA #2 tied to waterboarding and torture at ‘secret prison in Thailand’

A longtime CIA clandestine operations official reportedly involved in its much-criticized “black site” interrogations after the 9/11 attacks was named number two at the US spy agency Thursday. Gina Haspel, the first female head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine service, was named deputy director of the overall organization under its new director, Mike Pompeo. A veteran of the agency’s undercover spy operations, Haspel joined the CIA in 1985 and served in posts around the world, including a stint in the US embassy in London in the late 2000s. She was named acting head of the CIA National Clandestine Service…Read

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