The head of the CIA’s secret intelligence operations plans to step down just as the spy agency weighs an unprecedented shake-up of the organization, officials said Monday.
The chief of the spy service’s clandestine arm “has announced that he soon plans to retire from the agency after a long and distinguished career at CIA,” agency spokesman Dean Boyd told AFP.
The name of the director of the national clandestine service was not released but his identity already was revealed in a tweet in 2013. Frank Archibald reportedly worked in Pakistan and Africa and was once head of the CIA’s Latin American division.
The Central Intelligence Agency declined to comment if the top spy’s departure was related to the major overhaul being contemplated by the agency’s director, John Brennan.