Dating a cia agent
"We’re told: 'make yourself sound as boring as possible'." Moran recalls attending a reunion at Harvard, surrounded by wildly successful peers, and having to say convincingly she was working as a bureaucrat in a "dead-end" job.It was a moment when, she realised, "You’re not going to get any glory." By 2002, after two years in Macedonia, Moran was back at CIA headquarters, working on the Iraq desk.He "strongly felt" women were better at getting their work done and seeing "nuances in relationships", an opinion shared by Tamir Pardo, current Director of the Mossad, Israel's equivalent of MI6, and no slouch himself when it comes to collecting intelligence.
"You’re not going out and assassinating people and torturing them, you’re trying to make friends with people".
But anyone who decides to join the CIA as a spy must have some sort of ego, surely?
"I’m the first to admit that I was attracted to the CIA because of the intrigue and glamour of being a spy," Moran concedes.
The story of the real-life female CIA agent who spends a decade hunting down Osama Bin Laden was boycotted by a member of the Oscars judging panel, and its director Kathryn Bigelow accused of "normalising" torture.
The film also made in excess of 0 million, and was praised by critics worldwide for its ability to weave the exhausting 10 year search into a watchable whole, with the redheaded Maya (Jessica Chastain) pale and coolly focused at its centre.
Handwritten in their pages were the names and phone numbers of CIA assets and undercover officers, as well as the addresses of covert facilities and operational notes — pieces of secret and top secret information “the disclosure of which could cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States,” the government wrote.