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George Little, longtime Pentagon press secretary, to step down

Longtime Pentagon press secretary and former CIA spokesman George Little plans to step down on Nov. 15. 

“One of my immediate goals is to have a Blackberry-free Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in several years," he said in a statement released Friday. 

Little was a spokesman at the CIA under Leon Panetta during the Usama bin Laden raid. He came over to the Pentagon when Panetta became Defense secretary.

Little added, “I will leave having done my best to serve two indispensable national security organizations led by three outstanding public servants:  Secretary Chuck Hagel, Secretary Leon Panetta, and CIA Director Mike Hayden.”

Little is turning to his attention to his private life and the private sector.

A search for his successor is underway.