posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 09:35 AM
Modern spycraft pretty much began with WW2. I mean prior to that, there were spies of course, as old as history, but really, WW2 sparked the need for
allies to devote serious resources to the effort, and pretty much birth modern spycraft as a real profession. Prior to this, spying was more of a
secondary occupation, usually by archeologists, journalists, and others who had a good cover for traveling a lot and interacting with local
government. The evolution of the OSS into the CIA for example, shows how America took it seriously. Some of the clever things they came up with back
then are STILL in use and still work well. (No "hacking" info in a dead drop, for example). I also can't imagine microdots or concealed cameras
ever not being useful either.