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Obama names Clapper to head spy agencies

President Barack Obama has nominated the Pentagon's top intelligence official to head the nation's 16 spy agencies.Full story

Obama’s Afghan strategy praiseworthy

  NBC News’ Terrorism Analyst Roger Cressey and Bob Baer, a former CIA Field Officer and an intelligence columnist for time.com, join Hardball to discuss Obama’s victories in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Sources: Pentagon official eyed for intel job

The White House's leading candidate to replace Dennis Blair as national intelligence director is James R. Clapper, the Pentagon's top intelligence official, current and former U.S. officials said Friday. Full story

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Intelligence director Dennis Blair is resigning

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  Bond: Blair was out of the loop

Intelligence Director Dennis Blair resigned from his post, two days after the Senate released a report on intelligence failures surrounding the Christmas Day bombing attempt. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., discusses.

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