Negroponte Nominated as National Intelligence Chief

File photo of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte.

hide captionJohn 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

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.

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