Nada Prouty: "Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA"

Nada Prouty - Courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan

Nada Prouty

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Nada Prouty: "Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab American Patriot in the CIA"

An Arab–American CIA agent who helped locate Saddam Hussein was later charged with passing intelligence to Hezbollah. She talks with Diane about her ordeal and how she's seeking redemption.

Nada Prouty is used to overcoming challenges. She grew up in war-torn Lebanon, survived an abusive father, and emigrated alone to the U. S. as a teen. She forged her own path here, eventually serving almost a decade in the FBI and CIA. Prouty worked on the most high-profile cases in recent history, including the USS Cole bombing and the hunt for Saddam Hussein. But at the height of anti-Arab fervor after nine-eleven, federal investigators accused her of passing intelligence to Hezbollah. Now the former secret agent is on a new mission. Nada Prouty talks with Diane about the fight to regain her US citizenship and her reputation.

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Nada Prouty

former undercover agent for the FBI and CIA.

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