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White House Begins Push for C.I.A. Pick

The White House moved forcefully on Monday to quell opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill over the president’s selection of a military officer, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, as the next director of the demoralized Central Intelligence Agency. In announcing his choice from the Oval Office, President Bush declared that General Hayden, who wore his Air Force uniform for the occasion, had “vast experience” and was “the right man to lead the C.I.A. at this critical moment in our nation’s history.” Porter J. Goss, the current C.I.A. director, was forced out of the position on Friday. Full Story

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