Gen. Michael V. Hayden: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Apr 7, 2017


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s director of the C.I.A. from 2006 to 2009, Gen. Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision-makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the United States. Before becoming C.I.A. director, Hayden served as the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence (2005-2006) and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Previously, he served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, director of the NSA (1999-2005) and chief of the Central Security Service.