President-elect of the United States, Joe BidenOn Monday, she chose the veteran diplomat William Burns to head the CIA During authorization.
Burns, 64, was ambassador to Russia and Jordan, a 33-year career in the State Department that spanned the Democratic and Republican governments.
He rose through the diplomatic corps to become Under Secretary of State, before retiring in 2014 to head the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
In troubled times at the State Department that began when Donald Trump took office in 2017, Burns avoided making public statements on the topic until last year, when he began writing influential texts critical of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. , Among other publications.
“Bill Burns is an exemplary diplomat with decades of experience on the world stage,” Biden said. “He has kept our country safe.”
He shares my deep belief that intelligence should be apolitical and that the dedicated intelligence experts serving our country deserve our gratitude and respect. Ambassador Burns will provide the knowledge, judgment, and perspective we need to prevent and respond to threats before they reach our shores. The American people will sleep with them in peace as the next director of the CIA. ”
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