|Born||January 20, 1983|
|Alma mater||Indiana University|
Douglas Laux (born January 20, 1983) is a former case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, having served undercover in the Middle East and Afghanistan for eight years. Upon leaving the CIA, Laux wrote a memoir, Left of Boom, which details his experiences serving amidst the Global War on Terror.
Service with CIA
Laux attended Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in political science and East Asian studies with a focus on the Japanese language. He joined the CIA after a short stint working for the shipping company DHL following his graduation from IU. Laux was an officer in the Near East Division and served multiple tours in Afghanistan and the Middle East.  Frustrated with the bureaucratic handling of the Syrian Civil War, Laux resigned from the Agency in February 2013. 
Career after CIA
In April 2016, Laux published his memoir, Left of Boom: How A Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. A year later, Laux appeared in six episodes of the Discovery Channel series Finding Escobar's Millions, which debuted on November 3, 2017. He is also credited as the executive producer and creator of the series. In September 2017, Laux's photography was featured in a Playboy Magazine article entitled, "In The Path of the Totality: Notes of a Veteran Chasing the Eclipse." 
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