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Opinion: C.I.A. tries to have it both ways in applying secrecy rules

The Central Intelligence Agency has not been consistent in enforcing its secrecy rules allowing some former operatives to speak to the press with impunity while punishing others by prosecuting them.

“Somewhere along the way, the agency that clung to “neither confirm nor deny” had morphed into one that selectively enforces its edicts on secrecy, using different standards depending on rank, message, internal politics and whim,” writes Ted Gup, a fellow at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. -db

From an op-ed for The New York Times, January 8, 2013, by Ted Gup.

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