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The Hindu – Former CIA officer Jonna Mendez on changing man to woman in 45 seconds

Jonna Mendez is former Chief of Disguise at the CIA and a member of the advisory board of the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. which (re)opened its doors to the public on new premises in Washington D.C. early this month. Mendez is a specialist in clandestine photography and was responsible for disguise in several theatres of the Cold War, including in Havana, Moscow and Beijing. Excerpts from an interview:

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show – The Spy Capital Of The World

The International Spy Museum just reopened in a new, larger space in L’Enfant Plaza. But it’s not just the building that’s changed: The museum has also expanded its focus, adding new exhibits that trace the history of intelligence all over the world.

Some of that history happened right here in the D.C. region, which has been — and still is — a hotbed of espionage, from the Civil War to the Cold War to today.

We hear some real-life spy yarns, set right here in Washington.

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The Washington Post – The new Spy Museum is bigger, bolder and more beautiful. Here are the 10 things you shouldn’t miss.

The new Spy Museum is bigger, bolder and more beautiful. Here are the 10 things you shouldn’t miss.

THE WASHINGTON POST
The familiar sleek lines of James Bond’s Aston Martin greet visitors in the modern glass lobby of the new International Spy Museum, a welcome nod to the institution’s entertaining roots. But suspended overhead is an Amber Drone, precursor of the CIA’s remotely piloted Predator aircraft and an early clue that the new version brings a little edge to the fun and games.

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