US Senate approves Hayden as new CIA chief
The White House had urged the Senate to approve nomination by May 26, the day when Goss planned to leave CIA.india Updated: May 27, 2006 10:30 IST
The US Senate voted on Friday to approve Air Force General Michael Hayden as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
By a vote of 78-15, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Hayden, currently the principal deputy director of National Intelligence, to succeed Porter Goss, who resigned in early May.he White House had urged the Senate to approve the nomination by May 26, the day when Goss planned to leave the CIA.
Hayden, born in March, born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, entered active military service in 1969.
He was appointed director of the National Security Agency in 1999, and became deputy director of National Intelligence in April 2005.