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Negroponte Nominated as National Intelligence Chief

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Negroponte Nominated as National Intelligence Chief

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John Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, speaks after President Bush announces his nomination to fill the new position of director of national intelligence during a press conference at a White House office building, Feb. 17. Reuters hide caption

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President Bush names the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, to be the first national intelligence director. The post involves oversight of 15 agencies including the CIA. In a White House ceremony, the president said the director will play a key role in waging the war on terror.