Among the CIA's many tricks during the Cold War, it turns out, was some actual magic. A now-declassified manual by magician John Mulholland taught American spies the arts of deceit.
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Source: The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception, by H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace (William Morrow).
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