Washington Post article, this is the first time a woman has ever led the branch that oversees the agency's covert operations. The woman, who remains undercover, was placed in the top position shortly before John Brennan was sworn in as CIA Director on March 8, but the news only broke on Wednesday. The timing coincides with another first for women in government. Julia Pierson was named director of the Secret Service on Tuesday.
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The woman's identity is kept secret but according to The Daily Mail, she's believed to be in her 50s. The Washington Post calls her a "veteran officer with broad support inside the agency" but also reveals her controversial past as the officer who helped run the CIA’s detention and interrogation program after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In 2005, she and her then-boss signed off on the decisionRead More »from The Woman Protecting America That Nobody Knows