U.S. bars ex-spies from becoming ‘mercenaries,’ following Reuters series

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By Joel Schectman and Christopher Bing WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new law bans the United States’ former spies from hiring themselves out to foreign governments right after they stop working for Washington. The legislation, signed into law by President Joseph Biden on Tuesday as part of a $1.5 trillion spending bill, prohibits U.S. intelligence officials with knowledge of spycraft and national security secrets from selling their services to other countries for 30 months after retiring. Democratic U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro introduced the legislation to address issues raised in a 2019 Reu…

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