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Britain's Foreign Spy Master John Sawers To Step Down

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June 26, 2014 AT 4:03 AM
A government source said on Thursday that the chief of Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service will step down in November after five years in the job. John Sawers, a peer, is believed to have wanted to relinquish his sensitive role as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service before a national election next year. Sawers, 58, made headlines in 2013 when he appeared before a parliamentary committee to complain that documents leaked by former U.S.