- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2015

The head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, who was considered to be like “Moby’s Dick’s” Capt. Ahab in his search for Osama bin Laden, is leaving his post.

The CIA’s reorganization by Director John Brennan brings the tenure of “Roger” (a CIA-created alias to hide his real identity) to a close. He is expected to receive a new assignment shortly and will be replaced by “Chris.”

“We all found out from a PowerPoint slide,” a U.S. official told The Washington Post on Thursday.

“After nearly a decade of outstanding work in this post, including the takedown of countless terrorists and many other successes in protecting the country, he will be moving on in connection with the CIA modernization plan announced last month,” spokesman Dean Boyd added, the newspaper reported.

Roger’s time at the CIA’s Counter­terrorism Center made him one of the most senior national security officials in the U.S. government. His efforts help bring about the killing of bin Laden on May 2, 2011, during an operation by SEAL Team Six.

The Washington Post reported that Roger’s successor has worked counter­terrorism operations at the CIA since the late 1990s.

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