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NSA Director and Deputy to Step Down After Tough Year

General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary on Capitol Hill October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee called James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, Alexander and others to testify about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and surveillance on American citizens.
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Glenn Greenwald isn’t the only one getting a new job thanks to Edward Snowden. General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, is planning to step down, along with his deputy director John “Chris” Inglis, in the coming months, Reuters reports. After more than eight years atop the spy agency, Alexander will be replaced by the upcoming spring, while Inglis will retire at the end of this year, following massive leaks — Alexander has called the reporting “sensationalized” — and thus heightened scrutiny. While the men are reportedly leaving “voluntarily,” Obama gets a fresh start. This time, everyone will be watching.

Keith Alexander and Deputy to Leave NSA