US counterterrorism chief to leave in July

WASHINGTON - The director of the National Counterterrorism Center, a unit created after the Sept. 11 attacks to improve the sharing of intelligence among competing US spy agencies, is leaving his post after 4-1/2 years in the job.
A US official said NCTC chief Michael Leiter would depart the agency, and government service, in July. The source said it was unclear what Leiter's next job would be, but it was likely to be in the private sector.