General Michael Hayden
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Obama 'following Bush's lead in war on terror'

When the United States came under attack on 11 September 2001, General Michael Hayden was director of America's National Security Agency.

During the next decade he remained at the very top of the country's intelligence command - becoming director of the CIA in 2006.

The BBC's Katty Kay talked to him about the nature of the threat facing the United States 10 years after 9/11.

He claims the threat from al-Qaeda is much reduced and says President Obama's anti-terror strategy is remarkably similar to that of President Bush.

  • 08 Sep 2011