Antonio J. Méndez


Born
in Eureka, Nevada, The United States
November 15, 1940

Died
January 19, 2019


Antonio Joseph "Tony" Méndez was an American CIA technical operations officer who specialized in clandestine and covert CIA operations. He smuggled six State Department employees out of Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis, an operation portrayed in the movie Argo. He wrote multiple memoirs about his CIA experiences.

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Argo: How the CIA & Hollywo...

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The Moscow Rules: The Secre...

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Spy Dust: Two Masters of Di...

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A Classic Case of Deception

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“The trick is that you have to believe the lie and believe it so much that the lie becomes the truth.”
Antonio J. Mendez, Argo: How the CIA & Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

“Intelligence is only as good as the consumer's ability to believe and utilize it.”
Antonio J. Mendez, Argo: How the CIA & Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

“I liked to put young and old in the same room, because they would certainly have different takes on the same problem.”
Antonio Mendez, Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

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