Former CIA Targeter to Discuss Tracking Down Terrorists in Public Program

A woman sits with crossed legs in front of a white wall.

On Monday, November 25, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host Nada Bakos, author of The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, in a public program in the Museum Auditorium.

Bakos is a national security expert with 20 years of experience in global intelligence. As a former analyst with the CIA, she was a key member of the team determining the relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda following the 9/11 attacks. During the Iraq War, Bakos served as the chief targeting officer charged with finding terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

In her new book The Targeter, Bakos tells her story and gives an engrossing account of the intelligence work that helps to keep our country safe. She detailed the extraordinary challenges of intelligence gathering in the years following 9/11 and the conditions surrounding the hunt for al-Zarqawi.

Reserve tickets to the program, and learn more about the fall 2019 public program season.

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