ASP Fellow for Asymmetric Operations Joshua Foust wrote for the New York Times’ Room for Debate blog about the nomination of John O. Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Right off the bat, Brennan will face a choice that will shape his tenure at the agency. One of the last directives David Petraeus gave as director was a request to expand the C.I.A.’s drone fleet, from around 35 to about 45 planes. At the White House, Brennan was responsible for evaluating that request. If he now steps back from that move it will clearly show he is taking the agency in a new direction.
Read the rest over at the New York Times.