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

    did you knwo there was more Troops suicdes and kiling this week ?? ( non combat relkated deaths)
    of course not.
    hide it keep it out of the news. election time.

    October 19, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    17 years now Barb has suffered becuse of you hillary?

    October 20, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    not only are my ex wives witneses to eavertyghing, they laos khave emails and messages with details.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now hillary and mariah carey and thier jews have been having a party, Until now.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    inside my messagea dn letters t my ex wives, mariah carey, army nurse deborah chritine d'angelo, you will find a complte time dated and stamped record.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Sucks to be you.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    where the fuk is my army nurse?

    October 20, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Nick cannon go enlsit yet? Mariah too stil think this a big fun game? They wont now.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    suck MY BBADASS jew infected c.i.a.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    suck MY BBADASS jew infected fuking f.b.i. im going f.u. UP now.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mogwi

    Whoa man... Calm down.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mogwi

    This is like... Total mental break down. I actually wish I knew where this guy is so I could get him some help. You need some help man...

    October 20, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. K w

    Cnn. Why do you allow this menace to continue to post on this site?

    October 20, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. good grief

    this is what happens when we neglect mental health issues.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. tomcat

    remember me dr bad?

    October 20, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
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