August 6th, 2010
06:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Senate confirms Clapper as intelligence chief

James Clapper was confirmed unanimously by the Senate Thursday night to be the nation's next intelligence chief.
James Clapper was confirmed unanimously by the Senate Thursday night to be the nation's next intelligence chief.

Washington (CNN) - James Clapper was confirmed unanimously by the Senate Thursday night to be the nation's next intelligence chief.

Clapper, tapped by President Obama for the Director of National Intelligence job, will oversee the nation's 16 spy agencies.

He will be the fourth person in the position since it was created five years ago. He succeeds Dennis Blair, who was pressured to resign because of differences with the White House over the scope of his role and turf battles with the CIA director.

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  1. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    LOL, Government's Intelligence! Please show me the Intelligence of our Government? We had the most Intelligent, the most educated and the brightest in leadership all my life of 54 years. What have we gotten in return? Seven recessions, jobs moved to third world countries, terrorist attacks, six wars, 13.8 trillon debt and the loss of the middle class.
    Yea, that is what the Intelligence of this nation has brought me in my lifetime.

    August 6, 2010 08:02 am at 8:02 am |