Spy's spy faces grilling by Senate for top CIA post

Ms Gina Haspel spent 33 years at the Central Intelligence Agency - much of that time undercover - and received wide praise from professionals, including several former intelligence chiefs.
Ms Gina Haspel spent 33 years at the Central Intelligence Agency - much of that time undercover - and received wide praise from professionals, including several former intelligence chiefs.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Confirmation clouded by her involvement in torture, destruction of interrogation tapes

Ms Gina Haspel, 61, acting director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and nominated to head it, is an ace intelligence officer.

She spent 33 years at the agency - much of that time undercover - and received wide praise from professionals, including several former intelligence chiefs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 09, 2018, with the headline 'Spy's spy faces grilling by Senate for top CIA post'. Print Edition | Subscribe