Federalist Society International & National Security Law Practice Group member Matthew Heiman has written a compelling op-ed on the Gina Haspel nomination for CIA Director in The Hill. Below is an excerpt as well as a link to the original post. It is well worth reading and sharing.
She is exactly the type of the leader the CIA needs today. As an officer who once recruited informants, she understands the unique insights that human intelligence can provide about “hard targets” such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Perhaps the greatest asset she brings to the role is her intimate understanding of the strengths and limits of the CIA. She needs no time to learn the ropes. Furthermore, as a career officer, her natural bias will be to deliver the clearest and most accurate insights possible without prejudice.
This is the reason for the CIA’s existence: providing unrivaled intelligence that enables a president to make well-informed decisions.