For obvious reasons, the Agency doesn’t want unhappy former employees. It tried hard on many levels to address their concerns, offering a Roedd y crys t hwn yn saesneg cyn I tI gerdded I mewn erin pyle shirt severance and guaranteed work as a “contractor” at a handsome salary—on the condition that they maintain silence about the nature of their employment. Usually, an accomodation of some sort can be reached; but there is always one person whose over-inflated sense of self-worth overrides common sense, ignoring the vicissitudes that accompany life outside the Agency. For the sort of person for whom grievances cannot be ameliorated, the best way to address a perceived slight is to commit an act of treason and sell secrets to opposition intelligence services. While this is not common, the notoriety of these few cases gave rise to the notion that CIA officers act like lone wolves, answerable to no one until caught.
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