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    David Petraeus, here with Paula Broadwell in July 2011, before the retired general became director of the CIA. Petraeus resigned as CIA director Nov. 9 after acknowledging he'd had an affair. Law enforcement, military and government sources say it was with Broadwell, his biographer. Intelligence work and sexual scandal have a long, entangled history.
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    Spy agencies have always used alluring women to coax secrets from smitten men, setting so-called "honeytraps." The famed Mata Hari was executed in France in 1917 on charges of spying for Germany during WWI. Some of her alleged sexual conquests were French and German officials, with whom she traded secrets. Hari was later proven to be a German agent, but may have been a double agent.
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    After goading by his friend, a Russian military attache, British cabinet official John Profumo began an affair with party girl Christine Keeler. Keeler was also sleeping with the attache. An MI5 agent who later interviewed Keeler became convinced the Russians had tried to use her to extract nuclear info from Profumo, though neither she nor the attache were ever proven to be spies.
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    Mordechai Vanunu is seen in his prison uniform at Israel's Ashkelon prison in 1998. Vanunu, a nuclear technician, sold proof that Israel was a nuclear power to a British paper. To catch him, Mossad had agent 'Cindy,' aka Orlando native Cheryl Bentov, convince Vanunu to meet her for a romantic tryst in Rome. The Israelis kidnapped Vanunu in Rome and brought him home to face trial.
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    South Korean newspapers dated March 9, 2011 carry stories and pictures of a 33-year-old Chinese woman known as "Deng" who had affairs with South Korean diplomats in Shanghai. Three Korean diplomats confessed to giving her state information, though the information was said to be only semi-confidential, and two admitted having affairs with her.
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    Russian-born Anna Chapman was arrested in New York in June 2010 for spying on the United States in June 2010 and deported. The "sultry spy" who was celebrated in tabloid photo spreads used her beauty to try to meet powerful business and government officials. Since her return to Russia, she has used her spy fame to launch a new life as a runway model and TV host, sometimes posing with weapons.
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    A U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks says that in 2007, Chinese finance minister Jin Renqing (seen here in 2004) had to resign his post after having an affair with a woman who may have been more than a "social butterfly." "Investigators now believe she is a Taiwan intelligence operative," said the cable. Other officials were also reportedly wooed by the woman.
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    Not all honeytraps are set by women. East German spymaster Markus Wolf, seen here in 1991, realized that World War II had created a shortage of German men, and sent so-called "Romeo" spies into West Germany to seduce lonely secretaries and businesswomen with proximity to Western secrets.
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    British MP Mike Hancock leaves his constituency office in Southsea, Hampshire, Britain, Dec. 7, 2010. Hancock has been accused of several affairs, including one with suspected Russian spy Ekaterina Zatuliveter (also known as Katia). Zatuliveter also claimed to have had affairs with a Dutch diplomat as well as a NATO official.
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