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Negroponte Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence

The Senate confirmed John D. Negroponte on Thursday as the country’s first director of national intelligence, with key senators urging him to assert his power quickly over the nation’s 15 spy agencies, improve their sharing of information and upgrade their intelligence collection on terrorism and other threats. The 98-to-2 vote was a strong endorsement for Mr. Negroponte, a 65-year-old longtime diplomat, as he seeks to lead the intelligence agencies out of a period of intense criticism for their failure to prevent the 2001 terrorist attacks and their inaccurate reporting on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.Full Story

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