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Iran hostage crisis

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Story Of Ex-CIA Agent From Md. Becomes A Movie

When the CIA needed a cover story to extract six Americans from Iran during the 1979-80 hostage crisis, Tony Mendez devised a scheme that involved a crew scouting for a movie called “Argo.” The guise extended to advertisements for the fake production.

12/12/2011