National intelligence director resigning

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2009 file photo, then President-elect Barack Obama listens as then-National Intelligence Director-designate Dennis Blair speaks during a news conference in Washington. A government official says Blair is resigning. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

May 20, 2010 4:28:36 PM PDT
National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said Thursday he is resigning, ending a tumultuous 16-month tenure marked by intelligence failures and turf wars among the country's spy agencies.