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CIA Sex Scandal

They may be watching you, but who polices the CIA? A recent spate of public scandals—including one high-profile accusation of sexual assault—is forcing a closer look at the secretive organization. Last year Andrew Warren, a CIA officer stationed in the Middle East, was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting two Algerian women. "You have an organization of professional liars," said the former head of the European division. Because nearly 20,000 officers are spread out across the world and have leeway in their actions when recruiting spies—Warren allegedly took his spies to strip clubs and brothels—it’s difficult to regulate their behavior, although a CIA spokesman said, “cases of impropriety are extremely rare.”