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For the first time, President of US Donald Trump appointed a woman as a director of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA). The chief of the CIA is appointed by the president and directly responsible to the president. According to reports, 62-year-old lady Haspel was once in charge of a CIA prison in Thailand, where terrorist suspects were tortured including water-boarding. (Waterboarding is a type of punishment in which water is thrown on the clothe that covers the face of accused person. And that accused person feels the feeling of being drowning).
On 12th March U.S., President Trump announced that Mike Pompeo the former Director of the CIA, will replace Tillerson as Secretary of State and that Gina Haspel will work as the CIA Director. The Associated Press reported that the deputy director of the CIA Mr. Husper had helped implement a mandate to abort the water video of the CIA. The purpose of this mandate was to start a long-term inspection by the Ministry of Justice but no accusation was made at the end.
Current and former US intelligence officials stated anonymously to the Associated Press that Haspel had vast overseas knowledge and had shortly been in charge of one of the CIA’s secret prisons, and in 2002 the terrorist suspects Abu Zubayadah and Al-Nashri ( Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri) were sentenced to water-boarding penalty there.
Although the water penalty has been obliterated for 10 years, this fact still left a shadow on the CIA. At that time, the Bush administration sanctioned the use of water-boarding torture for suspected terrorists. However, there is no indication that Trump intends to resume this practice. Haspell joined the CIA in 1985 and was the head of the CIA’s overseas site. In Washington, she has held several leadership positions, including the Deputy Director of the State Secret Service under the CIA. When Haspel was appointed as Deputy Director of the CIA, he was praised by James Clapper, the former National Intelligence Director of the United States Government. However, organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union criticized Trump that it should not assign candidates for water punitive strategy.