Dating someone from another country has long been problematic for those protecting national secrets, but today getting cozy with someone — anyone — online can pose problems.Such problems are proliferating with the growth of online dating sites, says Alan Edmunds, an attorney who has specialized in clearing up clearance problems for the past 35 years.
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If you hold a security clearance, you should already know that the three biggest killers to keeping that access — and your job — are problems with booze, money or drugs.
But these days, security clearance snafus can involve so much more.
"It is extremely common now in all background reviews to look at … "So the college kid who's been posting all his drinking pictures for the past four years could really have a problem." But it's not just stupid pictures.
One recent client — a second lieutenant dentist of Middle Eastern descent — lost his clearance after joking in his online profile that that he was a "part-time terrorist and full-time peacemaker." The line, posted years earlier, was a response to being dubbed a "terrorist" while in dental school.