Biden, Cohen appoints CIA deputy director again

David Cohen, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former Vice Minister of Terrorism and Financial Information at the Ministry of Finance. Central photo

US President-elect Joe Biden called David Cohen, former deputy chief of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to the same position. He oversees the Obama administration’s sanctions against North Korea and has been called a’financial underdog’.

According to Reuters, the Biden-elect Takeover Committee announced on the 15th (local time) that it would give former deputy director Cohen the same position as when he served.

Former Deputy Director Cohen served as CIA deputy director and finance vice-minister from 2015 to 2017 during the Obama administration, and made a relationship with Biden-elect, then vice president. It is a hardline wave against North Korea who oversees financial sanctions against North Korea and traces illegal funds from the family of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He joined forces with former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, who was nominated as CIA Director.

In a statement that day, the Biden Transition Committee introduced former deputy director Cohen as “national security, finance, and legal expert.”

Reporter Bae Jae-seong [email protected]


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