ODNI — Avril Haines becomes the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community

“The IC must never hesitate to speak truth to power and to deliver intelligence driven by facts, not politics.”

Avril Haines (Jan 21 2021)

January 26 2021 — On January 21 2021, Avril Haines took the oath of office to serve as the seventh DNI. Haines is the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Director Haines issued the following statement:

“Serving in this role is the honor of a lifetime. From my time in government, I know that those who serve in the Intelligence Community are the very best this country has to offer. The men and women of the IC are patriots of extraordinary talent and expertise, who work tirelessly to protect our nation, advance its security and prosperity, and defend its freedoms and values.

The mission of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has never been more vital to our nation’s security or prosperity. At this important moment, with all of the extraordinary challenges and opportunities facing our nation, policymakers need access to timely and analytically rigorous intelligence.

The IC must never hesitate to speak truth to power and to deliver intelligence driven by facts, not politics. I know it is what the President expects and demands. I am excited to begin this important work alongside such talented professionals.”

I will update this post whenever there is some interesting news from the ODNI. I will probably write a short — very short — biography of Avril Haines.

Meanwhile, here is something you may enjoy…

Before studying law, Avril Haines wanted to become a Ph.D. in physics at Johns Hopkins University. But guess what? Physics is pretty hard stuff…

While in Baltimore, Haines bought a vacant bar on South Broadway in Fells Point and turned it into a bookstore and cafe called Adrian’s Book Cafe.

She held interesting events, such as a weekly erotica night… At least, this time around, we may get some serious good porn from the ODNI!

By the way… After graduating from Hunter College High School, Haines traveled to Japan for a year and enrolled at the Kodokan, an elite judo institute in Tokyo.

Who knows? Haines may be the first person from the U.S. IC who actually understands Vladimir Putin. [1]

In an interview with the Atlantic magazine in 2019, William Burns — Biden’s nominee for DCIA — argued that Putin had been able to “sow chaos in the United States by acting like a good judo expert.”

According to Burns, Putin took advantage of a “stronger opponent” by leveraging the “polarization and dysfunction” in the US political system.

PS — Dear Avril, if you read this post, I have only one wish. Please, indulge us with better porn…

REFERENCES

Avril Haines, Former Baltimore Bookstore Owner, Among President-Elect Biden’s Cabinet Position Picks — CBSLOCAL

[1] Putin was awarded eighth dan of the black belt in 2012, becoming the first Russian to achieve this status.

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ODNI — Avril Haines becomes the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community

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