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CBS News - The International Spy Museum reopens, lifting veil of those

CBS News – The International Spy Museum reopens, lifting veil of those “working in the shadows”

CBS NEWS
In 1777, Gen. George Washington established the country’s first spy network to take on the British during the Revolutionary War. That is where America’s spy story begins, but the $162 million International Spy Museum, in Washington, D.C., is re-imagining what spycraft looks like today.

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

The Washington Post – 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.

Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV

WIRED – Former CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV

WIRED
Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, takes a look at spy scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are.

Gov. Hogan accepts Mendez Award at the Maryland International Film Festival

WDVM-TV – Gov. Hogan accepts Mendez Award at the Maryland International Film Festival

WDVM-TV
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Jonna Mendez got the chance to talk Friday at the VIP reception for the Maryland International Film Festival. Mendez says it was an honor to award Gov. Hogan with the Mendez award, named after her late husband Tony Mendez.

Tony Mendez

Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

THE WASHINGTON POST
A forgery artist and master of disguise for the CIA, Tony Mendez once transformed a black agent and an Asian diplomat into a pair of white business executives, using masks that gave them an uncanny resemblance to the movie stars Victor Mature and Rex Harrison.

How the CIA Trains Spies to Hide in Plain Sight

Wired Masterminds – How the CIA Trains Spies to Hide in Plain Sight

WIRED MASTERMINDS
Former Chief of Disguise for the CIA, Jonna Mendez, explains how disguises are used in the CIA, and what aspects to the deception make for an effective disguise.