Wiki: Gina Haspel

Gina Cheri Haspel is a US intelligence officer. She joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985.[1] In February 2017, she was selected as Deputy Director of the CIA by President Donald Trump.[2][1][3][4] According to the CIA she is the "first female career CIA officer" to receive that appointment.[1] Meanwhile various news agencies reported she was the second woman.[5][6] Oliver Holmes, writing in The Guardian, pointed out that Avril Haines had been appointed by Barack Obama in 2013.[7]

While at the CIA, Haspel was Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service and the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action.[8] She ran Cat’s Eye, a CIA black site prison in Thailand where terror suspects Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah were waterboarded in 2002.[8][9][10] Haspel later was the chief of staff to Jose Rodriguez, who headed the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. In his memoir, Rodriguez wrote that Haspel had "drafted a cable" in 2005 ordering the destruction of dozens of videotapes made at the black site in Thailand.[10]

Haspel is the recipient of the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism, the Donovan Award, the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Presidential Rank Award.[1]...


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