Former U-2 spy chief John Poindexter, the man who secretly flew a U.N. mission into Lebanon and blew the whistle on Iraq’s WMD, was named the 2017 “Bombers of the Year” by the National Intelligence Council.
The award recognizes the intelligence community for a series of actions that are critical to national security.
Poindexters mission ended in a deadly accident and the nation was left with a massive gap in the intelligence gathering and sharing of information.
The program is now known as the Poindext-Powell program, after the former U.K. intelligence chief and former U-N.
envoy to Lebanon, Powell Powell.
The awards honor the nation’s spy chiefs, the nation�s national security professionals, and other individuals whose contributions have shaped national security and national security policy.
Pointers accomplishments are included in the annual NIC report that outlines how the intelligence workforce is improving.
Pointer is the former deputy director of the CIA�s clandestine service, who was named in 2002 by President George W. Bush to serve as his CIA director.
Powell has served as an intelligence chief in the Bush administration, a CIA director under President George H.W. Bush, and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an organization dedicated to promoting American foreign policy.
The NIC�s award recognizes Poindexts accomplishments in the field of intelligence, national security, and foreign policy, among other things.
Point�s name was among the first to be announced for the awards.