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John O. Brennan
|Director of the Central Intelligence Agency|
March 8, 2013 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Morell (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Mike Pompeo|
|5th United States Homeland Security Advisor|
January 20, 2009 – March 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Kenneth Wainstein|
|Succeeded by||Lisa Monaco|
|Director of the National Counterterrorism Center|
August 27, 2004 – August 1, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||John Redd|
John Owen Brennan
September 22, 1955
North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Fordham University|
University of Texas, Austin
John Owen Brennan (born September 22, 1955) is an American politician. He was the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center from August 2004 through August 2005. Then he was United States Homeland Security Advisor from January 2009 through March 2013. He became the director of the Central Intelligence Agency on March 8, 2013.
Brennan was born on September 22, 1955 in North Bergen, New Jersey to an Irish-American family. He studied at Fordham University and at the University of Texas at Austin. Brennan is currently married to Kathy Pokluda. He now lives in Washington, D.C..
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- Cole, David (February 21, 2013). "13 Questions for John O. Brennan". New York Review of Books. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/feb/21/13-questions-john-o-brennan/.
- "Text of John O. Brennan's Speech on Drone Strikes at the Wilson Center". Lawfare. April 30, 2012. http://www.lawfareblog.com/2012/04/brennanspeech/.
- Lake, Eli (June 24, 2010). Dozens of Americans believed to have joined terrorists. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/24/dozens-from-us-on-list-of-targets-as-terrorists/. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "Q&A: John Brennan - The Counterterror Campaign". National Journal. March 7, 2008. http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/080307nj1.htm. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
- "The Dark Side: Interviews - John Brennan". FRONTLINE. June 20, 2006. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/interviews/brennan.html.