CIA HONORS LIEBERMAN WITH TWO COMMENDATIONS

 WASHINGTON—Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Thursday received the highest honor a civilian can receive from the Central Intelligence Agency, the Agency Seal Medal, as well as the Director’s Award, the only award the CIA Director can give.

CIA Acting Director Michael Morell presented these honors to the Senator in a low key ceremony in the Committee hearing room and thanked him for his central role in strengthening the nation’s defenses and reforming the intelligence community.

“I don’t take this award casually, it means a great deal to me,” said Lieberman.  “I have a lot of respect for the role of intelligence in our national security and thereby our freedom.  After 9/11, demands on the intelligence community changed drastically, and the agency has transformed remarkably to meet those demands.

“I deeply appreciate Acting Director Morell’s work and all that the CIA does to keep us safe.”

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