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Topic - Michael Leiter
A former Obama administration official says al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden wanted to see President Obama and Gen. David H. Petraeus assassinated.
The director of the nation's top counterterrorism agency is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure that spanned the reorganization of the National Counterterrorism Center in the wake of the failed 2009 Christmas Day attempted airline bombing to the successful raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.
"His background and experience in working some of our country's toughest national security issues make him eminently qualified to serve as the center's next director," Leiter said. "I have the utmost confidence that Matt will lead the men and women of NCTC with distinction."