Thursday, May 03, 2007

Foreign Affairs: Sex and the CIA

Where does a Bond girl get a good lawyer?

America's women spies are taking the CIA to court over claims of a double standard for men and women who spy for America.

David E. Kaplan of US News & World Report reveals how women spies of the CIA are suing for being disciplined over "close and continuing relationships" with foreigners.

Mr Kaplan reports on the CIA's secret disciplinary hearings and internal investigations, detailing how top female spies lost their jobs after falling in love overseas — while men with foreign relationships, they say, escaped scot-free. (US News/

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