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. tomcat

    need some help?

    October 20, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    butte falls dr shaw shall i go on dr? remember before you added the general?

    October 20, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    i do

    October 20, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. tomcat

    once again you run away like the panty waste you are

    October 20, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    ah gotta love search engines so let it be written so let it be found

    October 20, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. tomcat

    he will be quiet for a while he sits and starts to think about his pathetic life and knows his time is short on a blog

    October 20, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Flinztone

      stop feeding the damn troll!

      October 20, 2010 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. dont feed the trolls

    stop feeding his hate fool

    October 20, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. tomcat

    feed no expose him hell yeah.....calls have been made bye dr no

    October 20, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    anyother advice troll?

    October 20, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. phil

    So this spy story. I'm thinking if he had recieved permission from the CIA, nobody would believe him.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    notice how this ingorant rash refuses to answer ro adress anything?
    four months now all my info and look how they stay stupid as stupid can be.
    4 months harrasing,and threatning and isnulting me, as thye hide and cry like the snivling cowars they are.
    this is their iea of talks.
    fuk THEM.
    go ask hillary and bill clinton you american filth.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. redisgreat

    hahahahahahahahaha, you are JUST a lunatic. Nothing more little turd sack.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. Texan

    Although I find Mehdi's rants quite sad, I do find them interesting. I think it provides some insight into the mind of a truly disturbed person. He is obviously in a lot of emotional turmoil. I just hope he is not dangerous to anyone.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marines123

    General Bad! In a nutshell. You are a stupid rag head Taliban who bows to another raghead Bin laden. Your great leader is hiding like a coward. In addition, the Jews will never budge from the allmighty Isreal. Get over it. The Pope has forgiven the Jews. Yes! Isreal keeps kicking your Ass and theirs nothing you can do but complain life a sissy ass punk rag head.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marines123

    Get back to the spy story! Another stupid CIA operative who sadly is wore torn and done with. But, we have plenty of fresh and Salty CIA operatives cornering Bin Ladden who will soon be caught and reunited with General Bad. Maybe General bad could make love to his leader Bin Ladden?

    October 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      Hey pig, i guess you misssed the part about i just retired as americas top general?
      and Pat Tillman and Casey sheehan were two of My Men?
      how many months you been running that mouth now gomer?

      October 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
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