October 19th, 2010
10:36 PM ET

Former spy sued by CIA for publishing without permission

The CIA has filed a civil suit against a former spy who published a book critical of the agency without the necessary review of the material by the agency, in violation of a secrecy agreement.

The legal action is being taken against Ishmael Jones, the pen name for a nearly 20-year veteran of the CIA who, he says, worked deep undercover overseas, mostly in Arabic-speaking nations. In 2008, he published "The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture," under his pseudonym.

In a statement released Tuesday, the CIA said "Jones" violated the secrecy agreement he voluntarily signed as a condition of employment.

"Although Jones submitted his manuscript to the Agency's Publications Review Board (PRB) as his secrecy agreement requires, he did not let that review process run its course and instead published in defiance of the Board's initial disapproval," said the CIA statement.

Jones' real identity remains classified, mainly to protect the sources he worked with as a covert officer overseas.

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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh and now I WILL Meet wiht the Famlies of MY Troops.
    sorry it took so long. Mary ? Cindy? admas family? do you wish to meet with me now?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Retire? Teddy Kennedy was MY C.O. He Died. (R.I.P.)
    Who do I see to " Retire"?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    REtire? what, and let YOU dump YOUR wars of lies and greed and YOUR debt on MY CHILDREN? and GRAND CHILDREN???

    October 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    REtire? oh,, who will replace ME? YOU? ,,rotflmfao,,,

    October 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Retire? YOUR idea of retire is a Bullet. or a Straight jacket or a cell.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Where is Army Nurse Deborah Christine D"angelo From New Jersey?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    General pisbetrus got his command by lying to congress about me.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Now YOU explain who and what i am.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you expalin why you dont come arest or commit me.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you explain why glen beck is your new general.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    angry? why would i be angry.
    first your jew infected f.b.i.
    then your jew infected c.i.a.
    but u go play politics more,

    October 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and you explain it.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now u stop that get the ni,gger trial of Hasan and Find HIm a Real Lawyer.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    no u r nopt going to use him to destract from all the other kiling and suicdes or use him as an easy target.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    <B no way in Hell (literlly) thoise nig,.ger hatin texans wil giv him any kind of fair trial.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
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