Five Year Rule

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By Anonymous on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 11:37 am: Edit Post

I watched CNN and they had Woosley on discussing the latest leak of a CIA operations officer. Apparently, it is illegal to leak their identity for five years after they return to the US. She was apparently assigned to a diplomat and this was leaked. The real problem seems to be the domestic operations of the CIA and, of course, using the five year rule to officers'(yes, they have badges just like regular policemen and can operate in the US) advantage.

The original Peace Corps five year rule was to prohibit a Peace Corps Volunteer from intelligence for five years after service. This protected the volunteer from problems. The five year rule is (no longer?) acknowledged? by Peace Corps and they continue to run into problems because of this. Obviously a lifetime ban on intelligence is the answer. The histories of Volunteers who chose intelligence in not very good, this probably has alot to do with what happened to the above operations officer and the people she ran. It is a very closed community.

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