Head of Operations Division of the CIA resigns
The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service has announced that he plans to retire.
The Daily Beast connects these plans with "reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service". The CIA officially confirmed the resignation, but did not mention the name of the retiree, which is formally classified.
But in fact, according to the publication, it has been known since 2013, due to leaks on Twitter.
The CIA's Director, John Brennan, is considering major changes to the agency’s structure, including the possible creation of new intelligence centers and doing away with the traditional division of the CIA into its analysis group and the clandestine service. But some in the National Clandestine Service in particular view a reorganization as a threat to the high degree of independence it has traditionally enjoyed within the intelligence bureaucracy, the article stated.
The CIA has also seen some shakeups in the senior ranks of late. Earlier this month, David Cohen was tapped to be the CIA’s new deputy director. He has been the chief architect of the administration’s sanctions regime against Iran. John Mulholland, who previously was deputy commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, became the CIA’s new associate director for military affairs.