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Director and Deputy of Intelligence Agency Are to Retire by Fall

WASHINGTON — The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn of the Army, and his civilian deputy, David R. Shedd, will retire by early fall, the agency said in an email to its employees on Wednesday.

The two men are stepping down at a time when the Defense Intelligence Agency is shifting its priorities from providing intelligence to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to working more closely with the C.I.A. to gather and distribute information on global issues like the proliferation of weapons and rising powers like China.

In a statement, the Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said that Defense SecretaryChuck Hagel “appreciates the service of these two dedicated and professional leaders,” and that the retirements had been planned “for some time.”

But two senior American officials said tensions had flared between General Flynn and some of his Pentagon colleagues who balked at changes he wanted to make, including cuts to what he viewed as outdated intelligence…