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Thursday, October 21, 2010

CIA sues ex-agent for breach of contract

Bb The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has a lot of weapons in its fight against America's enemies.  And one of them is breach of contract litigation.

The CIA has sued a former agent for breach of contract, claiming the agent published a book critical of the agency without submitting it for prepublication review.  CIA contracts contain a clause that requires them to submit any potential publications to the Agency in advance to ensure there are no disclosures of sensitive information.

"CIA officers are duty-bound to observe the terms of their secrecy agreement with the agency," CIA Director Leon E. Panetta (Santa Clara Law '63) said in the statement. "This lawsuit clearly reinforces that message."


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The underlying story has disappeared from the Washington Times website!

Posted by: Eoin O'Dell | Oct 22, 2010 5:17:09 AM

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