Next Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee will review William Burns as the new US president’s candidate, Joe Biden, to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
“Burns is an exemplary diplomat, with decades of experience on the world stage in maintaining the security and safety of our people and our country,” Biden said in a statement, when Burns was first nominated for the position in January.
He added, “He (Burns) shares my deep belief that intelligence should be apolitical, and that the dedicated intelligence experts who serve our nation deserve our gratitude and our respect, and Ambassador Burns will provide the knowledge, judgment, and perspective we need to prevent and confront threats, before they can (anti-Washington)” From reaching our shores. “
It should be noted that William Burns, a former diplomat and ambassador, worked as Deputy Secretary of State for the US in a previous period, and is currently the President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and held various positions in the field of national security across the Democratic and Republican administrations.
Burns was a former ambassador to both Jordan and Russia, and he is expected to take command of the intelligence unit responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating foreign intelligence information to support US policy efforts, as there are indications that Burns may be able to rally bipartisan support, both Republican and Democrat, to appoint him. According to the newspaper “The Hill”.
Source: “THE HILL”