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Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the CIA

WASHINGTON: Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the CIA, is a black ops veteran who once ran a secret interrogation operation in Thailand accused of torturing detainees.

If approved by the Senate, Haspel would be the first woman ever to run the Central Intelligence Agency.

Despite a controversial past, her rise is not surprising -- she previously served as CIA deputy director and led worldwide undercover spying operations, a CIA mission that has gained renewed importance in recent years.

Haspel, 61, joined the spy agency in 1985 and served as chief of station in several posts around the world.

Rising through the ranks, she earned the job of deputy director of the National Clandestine Service, and was finally named to be service director in 2013