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Author Bakos, Nada, 1969- author.

Title The targeter : my life in the CIA, hunting terrorists and challenging the White House / Nada Bakos with Davin Coburn.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
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Description viii, 354 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-354).
Summary A revealing and utterly engrossing account" (Joby Warrick) of the world of high-stakes foreign intelligence and her role within the campaign to stop top-tier targets inside Al-Qaida from former CIA analyst Nada Bakos In 1999, 30-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity for intelligence work, Nada was determined to rise through the ranks of the agency first as an analyst and then as a Targeting Officer, eventually finding herself on the frontline of America's War against Islamic extremists. In this role, Nada was charged with determining if Iraq had a relationship with 9/11 and Al-Qaida, and finding the mastermind behind this terrorist activity: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Her team's analysis stood the test of time, but it was not satisfactory for some members of the Administration. In a tight, tension-packed narrative that takes the reader from Langley deep into Iraq, Bakos reveals the inner workings of the Agency and the largely hidden world of intelligence gathering post 9/11. Entrenched in the world of the CIA, Bakos, along with her colleagues, focused on leading U.S. Special Operations Forces to the doorstep of one of the world's most wanted terrorists. Filled with on-the-ground insights and poignant personal anecdotes, The Targeter shows us the great personal sacrifice that comes with intelligence work. This is Nada's story, but it is also an intimate chronicle of how a group of determined, ambitious men and women worked tirelessly in the heart of the CIA to ensure our nation's safety at home and abroad.
Subject Bakos, Nada, 1969-
Zarqw, Ab Muʻab, 1966-2006.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Qaida (Organization)
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Terrorism -- Iraq.
Genre Autobiographies.
Added Author Coburn, Davin, author.
ISBN 9780316260473 (hardcover)
0316260479 (hardcover)
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