Interview | Jonna Mendez + PRI

Tony & Jonna Mendez

Tony & Jonna Mendez

Author and Subject of Oscar Best Picture "Argo", retired CIA Officer

Jonna Mendez served for 27 yeras as Technical Operations Officer and Chief of Disguise for the CIA, which earned her both GS-14 rank and the Intelligence Commendation Medal. She took on the daunting role of properly training agents to use spy cameras and efficiently gather intelligence. In collaboration with her husband Tony, Jonna has contributed a vast amount of knowledge to the field through various important books, interviews and her role as a professor at Counter-Intelligence Center. 

The popular radio documentary program, America Abroad recently approached Jonna for an interview in which they discuss current events in American intelligence as well as where she thinks the future of human intelligence gathering is headed. She also shared her riveting experience in working against the Soviets during the end of The Cold War. If you haven't already, take a listen to the full interview. Jonna is a captivating storyteller with the talent of transporting her audience back to her days with the CIA. 


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