- By Brian FungBrian Fung is an editorial researcher at FP.
Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (known as MI6) was forced into damage control mode this past weekend amid a major security breach, potentially involving “hostile foreign powers” and all manner of terrorists. Soon-to-be-appointed spy chief Sir John Sawers is keeping his head down — and with good reason:
His wife put pictures of him on Facebook.
Not just ordinary family albums, reports The Mail on Sunday, but shocking images of the man in a swimsuit. The intelligence community is up in arms — but at least one among the scandal is talking sense:
“It is not a state secret that he wears Speedo swimming trunks,” Foreign Secretary David Miliband declared snippily in a television interview. “The fact that there’s a picture that the head of MI6 goes swimming — wow, that really is exciting.”