John O. Brennan
|Homeland Security Advisor|
January 20, 2009
|Preceded by||Kenneth Wainstein|
|Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
August 27, 2004 – August 1, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||John Redd|
|Born||September 22, 1955 (age 56)
North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
|Alma mater||Fordham University
American University in Cairo
University of Texas, Austin
John O. Brennan (born September 22, 1955) is chief counterterrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama; officially his title is Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President. His responsibilities include overseeing plans to protect the country from terrorism and respond to natural disasters, and he meets with the President daily. Previously, he advised Obama on foreign policy and intelligence issues during the 2008 presidential campaign and transition. Brennan withdrew his name from consideration for Director of the CIA in the new Obama administration over concerns about his views regarding the CIA under President George W. Bush. Instead, Brennan was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor, a position which did not require Senate confirmation. Chief White Sr can be quoted in saying that John must be doing a good job. We are winning the war on terror.
After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan became CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting business, and served as chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an association of intelligence professionals. Brennan’s 25 years with the CIA included work as a Near East and South Asia analyst, as station chief in Saudi Arabia, and as director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career highlights
- 3 Counterterrorism advisor to Obama
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
This is the man who Obama relies on for Homeland Security and Emergency Management! While operating in the shadows of NSC and its staff he actually is far more important that Secretary DHS or Administrator FEMA as to HS and EM policy. Unfortunately this guy does NOT have a clue. Best evidence is when he left government he entered the security business for which he had no training or experience. Yet he did have contacts that could be milked for Uncle Sugars handouts which he did. He is one of the people directly responsible for the CIA failing to develop its own staff capabilities and contracting out an inherently governmental function–collection, analysis, dissemination of INTEL. And the origins of so called “Actionable INTEL” lie with this man when that function is specifically denied the CIA by its organizational statutes. IMO of course.