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Michele Rigby Assad, CIA

Michele Rigby Assad joined the CIA just weeks after the 9/11 attacks and spent much of the next decade working undercover in the Middle East. On this episode, she describes her role in investigating the 2007 killing of an American woman in Iraq.

About I Spy:  I Spy:  Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But here at Foreign Policy, we get them to open up. On I Spy, we hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, who kill adversaries, who turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling the story of one operation. Check out I Spy's merch by clicking here.  See All Episodes

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