By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In the summer of 1992, CIA counterintelligence analyst Sandra "Sandy" Grimes burst into the office of her boss, Paul Redmond, and exclaimed, "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell what is going on here ... Rick [Ames] is a Russian spy!"
The professional rivalry and cultural divide between CIA case officers who work in the field and the analysts who work primarily in front of computer screens at CIA headquarters have been well documented in numerous memoirs, nonfiction books and novels.