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Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering Discusses CIA Nominee Gina Haspel

More than 100 former ambassadors signed a letter Wednesday opposing Gina Haspel's nomination to be director of the CIA. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Thomas Pickering, a former ambassador and one of the signatories of the letter, and former undersecretary of state for political affairs, about why he opposes the nomination.

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Corrected: July 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM EDT
A previous headline misidentified former Ambassador Thomas Pickering as James Pickering.