(FILES)John Brennan, Assistant to US President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, speaks about US policy towards Yemen at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, August 8, 2012. US President Barack Obama on January 7, 2013 will nominate Brennan as CIA director, an administration official said. “Brennan has the full trust and confidence of the president,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. “Over the past four years, he has been involved in virtually all major national security issues and will be able to hit the ground running at CIA.” AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB / FILES

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