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General James Clapper confirmed as Director of National Intelligence

Lt. Gen. James Clapper

Lt. Gen. James Clapper

The New York Times reports:

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. as the next director of national intelligence, overseeing the nation’s 16 spy agencies. President Obama nominated General Clapper, who served as the Pentagon’s chief intelligence official and is retired from the Air Force, to succeed Dennis C. Blair, who stepped down.

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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