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Entries by Valerie Plame Wilson from 10/2007

Finally Telling My Story

| Posted 10.21.2007 | Politics

My publisher decided to print the blacked out redactions demanded by the CIA and hopefully those passages speak for themselves and the extent to which the CIA thought the material in the book was classified.

CIA Censors My Book: Personal Payback or Protecting National Security?

| Posted 10.22.2007 | Politics

What hasn't been discussed in any depth yet is how the CIA fought to censor large portions of my book -- an attempt to demean and diminish me and my responsibilities at the Agency.

Why Military Types Should Not Run the CIA

| Posted 10.23.2007 | Politics

The core mission of the CIA is to provide unvarnished intelligence of national security import to policy makers. General Hayden casts the role of the CIA in paramilitary terms.

How My CIA Skills Come in Handy on My Book Tour

| Posted 10.24.2007 | Politics

A CIA officer must be satisfied that he or she is "clean" before performing any operational act. And so it is on the book tour.

The Growing Politicization of America's Intelligence Services

| Posted 10.25.2007 | Politics

There has been an increasing trend to allow politics to spill over into the world of intelligence and I believe that it degrades the intelligence mission, its product, and is detrimental to our national security.

On Iraq, Post-Partum Depression, and Trading Sex for Intel

| Posted 10.26.2007 | Politics

With the outing of my covert identity by Robert Novak in July 2003, I went from being a very private person whose entire professional career was devoted to the idea that discretion was paramount, to a public persona in the middle of a media maelstrom literally overnight.