The truth about CIA agents
From the Media Blog:
CIA "officers" are not the same as CIA "agents", but surprisingly few in the media get the terminology right.
A CIA "officer" or "analyst" is an American who works for the CIA.
A CIA "agent" is a foreign citizen who is spying for the CIA.
Former CIA counterintelligence chief Jim Olson, when I took his class, told me that CIA officials hate it when media people get this wrong, so I thought I'd pass it on.