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National Counterterrorism Center Director Resigns

4:45 PM, Jul 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama announced the resignation of National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen.

"Most Americans may not know Matt Olsen’s name, but every American is safer because of his service," says Obama in a prepared statement.

"As Director of the National Counterterrorism Center for the past three years, Matt and the dedicated professionals he has led at the NCTC have been absolutely critical to our success in disrupting terrorist cells, thwarting attacks and protecting the American people from evolving threats at home and abroad.  I’ve relied on Matt’s wise judgment and counsel, and I am especially grateful for his work to ensure that our counterterrorism efforts remain consistent with the rule of law and our values as a nation.  As he concludes 24 years of federal service, I thank Matt for a distinguished career that has left our nation more secure and even better prepared to meet the threats of our time."

No reason for Olsen's resignation was given.

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