New chief of CIA Clandestine Service once saved Hamid Karzai

The CIA officer credited with saving former President Hamid Karzai’s life during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been named director of the agency’s spying arm. The officer, a former Marine who’s under cover, has twice been station chief in Afghanistan. In December 2001, he jumped to shield Karzai when the US military accidentally bombed the position of the man who would become Afghanistan’s president.



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