December 11, 2012

The real-life heroine depicted in "Zero Dark Thirty."

WaPo presents a different image:
The operative, who remains undercover... has sparred with CIA colleagues over credit for the bin Laden mission. After being given a prestigious award for her work... “She hit ‘reply all’ ” to an e-mail announcement of the awards, a ... former CIA official said. The thrust of her message, the former official said, was: “You guys tried to obstruct me. You fought me. Only I deserve the award.”

Over the past year, she was denied a promotion that would have raised her civil service rank from GS-13 to GS-14, bringing an additional $16,000 in annual pay.... The move stunned the woman’s former associates, despite her reputation for clashing with colleagues.

“Do you know how many CIA officers are jerks?” the former official said. “If that was a disqualifier, the whole National Clandestine Service would be gone.”

13 comments:

Nonapod said...

Success has a thousand fathers (and mothers).

Mitchell the Bat said...

The only realistic thing about 24 was that Jack Bauer never cared who got the credit.

deborah said...

Shouldn't it be pronounced oh dark thirty, like 0700 meaning 7 AM?

Paddy O said...
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Marshal said...

As much as I'd be interested in knowing the real story in truth we'll never know it.

Big Mike said...

@deborah, "oh-dark-thirty" is military slang for an operation that begins before dawn.

deborah said...

Got that part, Big Mike, I'm quibbling with the title of the movie.

Pragmatist said...

If she was a man she would be confident, since she is a woman she is arrogent. Nothing wrong wiht some I told you so...

Sam L. said...

Always called it oh-dark-thirty when I was in the service. Spent a sufficient amount of time awake then.

Matt Morgan said...

"Oh-Dark Thirty" tends to be an Army-ism. In the naval service, "O" is a letter, Zero is a number. So Marines and Sailors say "Zero Seven" for 7am...

wyo sis said...

"Spy's, bunch of bitchy little girls."

Usman Shakil said...

Zero Dark Thirty Movie Trailer

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