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Former CIA agent appointed to head CIA clandestine operations

The CIA named a retired spy as new head of clandestine operations . The spy  spent most of his carriere in Africa and he also directed intelligence operations of the agency in Pakistan.

Both current and retired U.S. intel officials said to Associated Press that John Bennett replaces Michael Sulick in one of the most important positions in the CIA.

As station chief in Pakistan, Bennet oversaw the unmanned aircraft program, the drones, which expanded considerably under his guidance.

Bennett will be responsible for all clandestine operations. The veteran officer retired in May, but was chosen to return to the CIA and appointed, ahead of several other senior agency officials seeking the coveted post.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made public.