Obama taps John Brennan to be next CIA director, White House officials say
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White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan's career includes a stint as CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia.
Brennan worked at the CIA for 25 years, including a stint as station chief in Saudi Arabia. He also served as chief of staff to then CIA Director George Tenet from 1999 to 2001, when he was named the agency's deputy executive director.
Obama was expected to make the announcement on Monday.