CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Obama nominates new intelligence chief

06-06-2010 13:32 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

US President Barack Obama has nominated retired General James Clapper as the country's new intelligence chief. Clapper is currently the undersecretary of defense for intelligence.

US President Barack Obama said, "As undersecretary of defense for intelligence, he has successfully overseen the military and intelligence personnel and budgets that make up the bulk of our 16 agency intelligence community. He has improved information sharing, increased intelligence support to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, upheld civil liberties and he played a key role in our effort to update and reorient our intelligence community to meet the threats of our time."

Obama urged the Senate to approve the nomination quickly. It follows the resignation of former national intelligence director, Dennis Blair, who stepped down after a series of blunders. If confirmed by the Senate, Clapper will be the fourth director of national intelligence since the post was created in 2004.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program