Former CIA Operative Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED

  • Published on Oct 22, 2018
  • 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.

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Comments • 13 929

  • feya feya
    feya feya 17 seconds ago

    I think she was honest, well more tricks exist but at least she was honest how they do in past. Nothing new but still open 👍

  • Jaquon Witherspoon
    Jaquon Witherspoon 30 minutes ago

    She bare footed?

  • Laws of Nature
    Laws of Nature 3 hours ago


  • ab A
    ab A 3 hours ago

    This needs to be made into a Netflix series or something! This is so interesting I want more

  • Lilly Ellie
    Lilly Ellie 5 hours ago +1

    Friend: Is that bill???
    Bill: sitting wearing mustache
    Friend: nah cant be im trippin

  • Paramjeet Singh Dhillon

    If these tricks are public, means there are latest in use like the one used by Ethan Hunt in MI

  • greengreensio
    greengreensio 16 hours ago

    Im sure shes a he when he removed his mask

  • greengreensio
    greengreensio 16 hours ago

    They dont used these tricks anymore. Scary to think what they are using now.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith Day ago

    So these days, where they don't really care who knows what they do (whether supposedly being good but mostly for toppling fairly imposed governments) they now speak-out on these old tackics because they dont care if anyone likes it or not because they will do as they please anytime & anywhere?! Thats your cia!

  • V T
    V T Day ago

    A commercial for the wonderful CIA.

  • Don Bailey
    Don Bailey Day ago

    Why would i want to hide the fact iam american, iam not a liberal whos ashame of America.

  • Soulja Banks
    Soulja Banks Day ago +1

    4:30 Shroud is that you??

  • XV3 GANG
    XV3 GANG Day ago

    Thumbnail looks like Catherine and Austin lmao

  • grey company
    grey company Day ago


  • Jordon Larsen
    Jordon Larsen Day ago +1

    Bruh, I swear to GOD at 4:30 that is the gaming GOD shroud.

  • YoMomma SideNicca

    Yay now other countries know how to expose one.... Well done 👍🏿

  • a tree fell on her

    Can you turn my old fat wife into lucy liu?

  • Asim Asim
    Asim Asim Day ago +1

    She said a lot without revealing anything

  • Sharbyxo
    Sharbyxo Day ago

    ALIAS ❤️❤️❤️

  • Moiz Alam
    Moiz Alam Day ago

    her looks. dual gender looks.
    its not easy to judge her or him .

  • rehan khan
    rehan khan Day ago

    CIA is humiliated in Afghanistan by freedom fighters

  • EZLOL sorry excuzemoi

    Cia.learning how to be criminal...

    KING TAKI Day ago

    Thas TUFFF ! x33

    KING TAKI Day ago

    Thas TUFFF ! x33

  • Jackson Hay
    Jackson Hay Day ago +1

    How did that dude just pull of the white shirt in the quick change thing

    • Neil oppa
      Neil oppa 20 hours ago

      I think it's a fake piece of shirt that goes on top of the tank top.

  • Elizabeth Armada

    extremely dangerous job

  • Blu Cheez
    Blu Cheez Day ago

    These are old tricks...NOW they can transform into other beings!!!

  • RecoveringGenius

    Fletch was the best at this.

  • Lavender Lady
    Lavender Lady Day ago

    So much deliberacy. I can understand the first 6:24 minutes of this video, but once she begins talking about how friends or people close to you can tell YOU how and what to change to make yourself not noticeable, this begins to get very strange.
    I mean, if you are going covert for operative reasoning, I can understand making deliberate changes as what's shes expressing here. But other than that, what would be the use in installing that information in your mind for such deliberate change?

  • Kelly Brina
    Kelly Brina Day ago


  • Leachking LDN
    Leachking LDN 2 days ago

    So basically American’s are weird. The way they use knife and

    • Snow FrmTheA
      Snow FrmTheA Day ago

      Leachking LDN what should we do use chopsticks? Lmao

  • Thomas lang
    Thomas lang 2 days ago

    Anyone who has to wear a disguise to do their job is probably committing crimes in the disguise of just doing their jobs

  • TaNim HaSaN
    TaNim HaSaN 2 days ago

    If u are an american you are in trouble!! What kind of thing is that? Are they brainwash americans like that?

  • Captain Maxwell
    Captain Maxwell 2 days ago

    Geez....I wonder why so many people around the world dislike America so much, they just target random citizens like that ???
    I'm old enough to remember when Americans were thought to be cool, and were treated warmly around the world.

  • LopezFamilyWithBoxers yolo

    Isn’t this going to teach fugitives how to change their appearances better?🤔

  • Idris Scott
    Idris Scott 2 days ago

    That walk and change up was super suspect if you ask me

  • jovani barboza
    jovani barboza 3 days ago

    Thats the worste wig n mustache ive ever seen

  • María del Carmen
    María del Carmen 3 days ago

    Good tips for evading the latest government Fascist spying technology: facial recognition.

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  • JustLegendary
    JustLegendary 3 days ago +1

    Imagine she pulls off a mask toward the end...

  • Aldo Moreno
    Aldo Moreno 3 days ago

    Haha both look like spies just by eyeballing

  • Darth Vader LXXI
    Darth Vader LXXI 3 days ago

    Jonna was a classmate of mine. Hello Jonna.

  • carlos magana
    carlos magana 3 days ago

    Hahaha that transformation disguise is horrible

  • mind vacant
    mind vacant 3 days ago

    We know how much CIA tell truth to public

    YNSFLD 3 days ago

    Who wears a bennie out on a street like that

  • HalfBakedPinoy
    HalfBakedPinoy 3 days ago

    90% of Americans are oblivious to almost anything outside their box of accepted reality.

  • Trey Tern
    Trey Tern 3 days ago

    Why’d they put Caitlyn Jenner as the thumbnail

  • Jay S
    Jay S 3 days ago +1

    I am deeply undercover right now.

  • Inas Muhammad
    Inas Muhammad 3 days ago

    Tukang nasi goreng: *hold my penggorengan*

  • Emcee Ace
    Emcee Ace 4 days ago

    Transformers ! CIA Disguised ! *dun dun dun dun dun* 🎶🎶

  • Yo Boii
    Yo Boii 4 days ago

    Was it just me that was waiting for her to take off her mask to reveal her real face at the end of the video?? 😂

  • A W
    A W 4 days ago +4

    Kind of ironic how the narrator look like she is in disguise her self, ouch lol.

  • Del Epeno
    Del Epeno 4 days ago

    Why like to spy on others... Clear this organitation has no integrity..

  • music 4 the soul
    music 4 the soul 5 days ago

    So the CIA has the best acting school. Where do i apply?lol

  • Brett Cornelius
    Brett Cornelius 5 days ago

    Welcome to the Major Leagues. This top project is actually above intelligence agencies, but some amateurs were invited to watch some of the "hustle" with the "ballers".

  • Nil Mykhils
    Nil Mykhils 5 days ago

    So why revealing all of thes? Is this a promotion of Mission Imposible movie or somthin?

  • zoezoe610
    zoezoe610 5 days ago

    Honesty never needs to hide.

  • Alt-Z
    Alt-Z 5 days ago

    "It's almost impossible to turn a man into a woman.."
    Umm.. right.. just get Jeffree Star to do the makeup and "Proth-eees-eees" at one of them sister sleepovers, and you'll be looking quite all right as a little star diva.
    ...Just saying

  • Leisure Club
    Leisure Club 5 days ago +5

    "It's almost impossible to turn a man into a woman"
    Tom Holland "Hold my Umbrella"

  • Leisure Club
    Leisure Club 5 days ago +17

    "It's almost impossible to turn a man into a woman"
    Tom Holland "Hold my Umbrella"