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Vice President Joe Biden (center) talks Sept., 6, 2011, with John Brennan (left), President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, and CIA director David Petraeus following a swearing-in ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Ben Affleck (right), a cast member and director of the film "Argo," poses with former CIA agent Tony Mendez, whom Mr. Affleck portrays in the film, backstage at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards gala on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Ben Affleck (right), a cast member and director of the film "Argo," poses with former CIA agent Tony Mendez, whom Mr. Affleck portrays in the film, backstage at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards gala on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Book cover for "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History" by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio.

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Book cover for "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History" by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio.

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Jonna Mendez, was once the CIA's Master of disguises, helping agents conceal their identities and blend in on dangerous spy missions. Pictured, Mendez transforms herself by simply wearing a hat and moustache, holding a cigar. Monday January 31, 2005 (The Washington Times )

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Tony Mendez, a retired disguise specialist in the CIA’s office of technical service, consulted with the screenwriter for “Argo” and took Ben Affleck, who portrays him in the movie (left), to spots where espionage moments occurred. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, convicted by Iran of spying for the CIA, is pictured on a video frame grab image made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/IRIB)

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** FILE ** U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, convicted by Iran of spying for the CIA, is pictured on a video frame grab image made from the Iranian broadcaster IRIB TV on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/IRIB)

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** FILE ** In this undated photo released by Habib Rahman, Gul Rahman is shown. Gul Rahman died in the early hours of Nov. 20, 2002, after being shackled to a concrete wall in a secret CIA prison in northern Kabul, Afghanistan, known as the Salt Pit. He was suspected of links to the terrorist group al Qaeda. Rahman is the only detainee known to have died in a CIA-run prison. The Justice Department announced Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, it has closed an inquiry into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges. (AP Photo/Habib Rahman, Ho)

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** FILE ** In this undated photo released by Habib Rahman, Gul Rahman is shown. Gul Rahman died in the early hours of Nov. 20, 2002, after being shackled to a concrete wall in a secret CIA prison in northern Kabul, Afghanistan, known as the Salt Pit. He was suspected of links to the terrorist group al Qaeda. Rahman is the only detainee known to have died in a CIA-run prison. The Justice Department announced Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, it has closed an inquiry into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges. (AP Photo/Habib Rahman, Ho)

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In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA unit dedicated to hunting for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of money, according to declassified documents dating from 1992 to 2004. (Associated Press)

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In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA unit dedicated to hunting for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of money, according to declassified documents dating from 1992 to 2004. (Associated Press)

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Denzel Washington's character is wanted by the CIA and spends much time on the run in "Safe House." (Universal Pictures via Associated Press)

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Ryan Reynolds is a CIA agent who has to flee a safe house with a prisoner in tow in "Safe House." (Universal Pictures via Associated Press)

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Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess (left), Defense Intelligence Agency director; CIA Director David H. Petraeus (center); and James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Former CIA officer John Kiriakou (right) and his attorneys Plato Cacheris (left) and John Hundley leave federal court in Alexandria on Monday. Mr. Kiriakou, who helped track down a top terrorism suspect, was charged with disclosing classified secrets about his teammates to the media. (Associated Press)

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Former CIA officer John Kiriakou (right) and his attorneys, Plato Cacheris (left) and John Hundley, leave federal court Monday in Alexandria. In the latest criminal case in the Obama administration's effort to punish leakers, Mr. Kiriakou was charged Monday with disclosing classified secrets about his teammates to the media. (Associated Press)

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Former CIA officer John Kiriakou (left) and his attorney, John Hundley, leave federal court in Alexandria. In the latest criminal case in the Obama administration's effort to punish leakers, Mr. Kiriakou was charged Monday with disclosing classified information to the media. (Associated Press)

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Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, in a purported video confession to Iranians, says he worked for Kuma Games, "a computer games company which received money from CIA." (IRIB via Associated Press)