A former CIA officer who married the Kennedy family could be in hot water with the government because she might have published a book about her time at the espionage agency before she received official permission.
Amaryllis Fox, 38, is the author of Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, a book published by Random House. It is for sale from October 15.
The book is described as a "compelling memoir (that) tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while getting married and giving birth to a daughter."
Although the book is not yet available for sale to the public, copies have been sent to media outlets.
Amaryllis Fox, 38, has written a book about her time as an undercover spy for the Central Intelligence Agency
Fox writes that she posed as an international art dealer while infiltrating the illegal nuclear arms trade in Europe and the Middle East during her time in the CIA
Because the CIA did not officially approve the book, the journalist said this could mean Fox violating federal law Yashar Ali.
Last month an excerpt from the book appeared Fashion, but it is unclear whether information shown in the story is classified.
CIA employees are required to sign a lifelong confidentiality agreement in which they must request approval from the Office's Publication Review Board for any book or other project that may disclose secret information.
Fox & # 39; s book, Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA, will be released in October
Although Fox reportedly submitted the manuscript to the CIA Board for approval, he does not believe it has been formally approved for publication, according to NBC News.
Fox told NBC News that she has not yet received formal approval for the book, but added that the agency has recommended small changes so far, which she has agreed to.
If the CIA asks for more editors, she will gladly oblige, she said.
& # 39; They know where to find me, & # 39; she said.
"They've had a copy for over a year and they've never identified a single sentence or section they wanted to edit."
Fox's book has attracted even more attention after Apple purchased the TV rights to it.
The tech giant will produce a dramatic series based on the story produced by Captain Marvel star Brie Larson.
Larson also plays a leading role in the drama.
Apart from questions about the legality of the book's edition, there are also people who say that Fox's claims in the memoir may not be correct.
A number of CIA officers who have heard of the contents of the book say that it is unlikely that a particular scene from the memoir has occurred as described.
The fragment in question describes a dramatic meeting that Fox claims to have had with al-Qaeda-linked extremists in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
According to the book, Fox met the extremists after learning a supposed plan to fire a radiation bomb in Karachi.
She writes that the extremists agreed to prevent their colleagues from running the threat after they had given one of them clove oil to help treat his daughter's asthma.
NBC News says four former CIA officers have doubts about the truth. They say the CIA would never send an American officer alone to meet dangerous jihadists in Pakistan.
Normally, CIA operations involving jihadists in Pakistan are coordinated with Pakistani intelligence services, NBC News said.
But Fox says that although she may have changed some details to protect identities, the events described are largely true.
"There is nothing here that is a surprise to anyone following this," she said.
Fox is married to Robert F Kennedy III (on the right with Fox), the eldest son of Robert F Kennedy Jr.
The couple got married last year. They can be seen above at their wedding at the Kennedy family complex in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on July 7, 2018
In January the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl
"I wrote this book to share the lessons I learned in the field about peacekeeping and finding a common foundation.
"Many consider CIA to be hostile and warlike. My experience was very different.
"At best, it is an organization dedicated to the subtle and challenging art of building trust and nurturing relationships to save lives and prevent attacks."
Fox also writes that during her eight years at the CIA she posed as an international art dealer.
She also claims to have tried to infiltrate into nuclear weapons procurement networks in Europe and the Middle East.
Fox's book also contains operational details that the CIA does not want the public to be aware of, including the use of & # 39; covcom & # 39; – or & # 39; cover communication & # 39; – a secret software with which messages can be sent to sources abroad.
Excerpts from the book also contain information about disguises, techniques for avoiding surveillance and methods whereby CIA spies obtain fake driver's licenses and passports.
Fox, however, denies that she reveals secrets. She said she has changed a number of details, including the names of some people she has been in contact with, to protect national security interests.
But the changes were only minor. She said the book accurately made a & # 39; emotional journey & # 39; transmits.
& # 39; My goal was really to sort & # 39; Capital T & # 39; truth to capture, the emotional truth of this transformation, & she said.
"And that is something you can do and still maintain accuracy by not only changing names and places, but by meeting compelling characters and situations I have met along the way without identifying them directly."
Fox told NBC News that they have two of the characters in the book & # 39; compound attributes to mask their identity & # 39; has given.
Fox says she served in the CIA from 2002 to 2010.
According to her book, she was inspired to join the agency after the kidnapping and decapitation of her writing mentor, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
In February 2002, just a few months after the September 11 attacks, Pearl was killed by terrorists in Pakistan during a reporting assignment.
Fox writes that she was recruited by the CIA after attending the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
After rigorous training, she says she was sent into the field as a spy under "unofficial coverage" – meaning she pretended to be an ordinary citizen rather than a diplomat.
Part of her assignment was to live in Shanghai, where she posed as an art dealer. Fox lived there at the time with her husband, Dean Fox, a CIA officer who served in Afghanistan.
Fox & # 39; book is about the stress that her career as a spy placed on her marriage and other relationships.
Last year Fox married Robert F Kennedy III, the eldest son of Robert F Kennedy Jr.
Their marriage was held at the Kennedy family complex in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
She has a 9-year-old daughter, whom she gave birth to shortly before she left her position at the CIA.
The couple welcomed a baby girl into the world last January.
Her mother Lalage is married to billionaire Steven Rales, who leads the science and technology conglomerate Danaher.
Rales has also recently started with great success in the film world and has produced all of Wes Anderson's films since his work from 2007, The Darjeeling Limited.
He even earned an Oscar nomination for his work at The Grand Budapest Hotel and played a role in The Fantastic Mr Fox.
Fox & Mum and Rales spend much of their time in the $ 7 million home he built on a remote island in Maine, whose residents include fellow billionaire David Rockefeller, actress Susan Sarandon and celebrity Martha Stewart to be.
Rales also owns a $ 3.5 million home in Nantucket and an on-going apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York that is worth at least $ 30 million.
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