WASHINGTON – A top CIA manager who had been removed from his job last year for abusive management has been named to a senior role in the agency's department that conducts drone strikes.
Forty-seven-year-old Jonathan Bank has been installed as deputy chief for counterintelligence at the Counter Terrorism Center, or CTC. The CTC conducts the agency's operations against al-Qaida, the Islamic State and other groups. His job involves supervising a team charged with protecting CTC operations by ferreting out spies, double agents, bad tradecraft and other security risks.
Bank was ousted as the head of the agency's Iran operations division at CIA headquarters a year ago after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put the crucial department in disarray.