Friday, June 04, 2004

CIA: Operations Chief to Retire, Not Tied to Tenet

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after George Tenet announced his resignation as CIA (news - web sites) director, the U.S. spy agency said on Friday that Deputy Director for Operations James Pavitt will retire soon after 31 years.

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Pavitt, 58, decided to retire about a month ago and his retirement is not related to Tenet's resignation, the Central Intelligence Agency (news - web sites) said in a statement.
The departure of Tenet and Pavitt means there will be new leaders in two of the agency's top spots at a time of heightened security. "

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