• 15% of spies between 1947 and 1970 known to have used misused drugs or used illegal drugs, the proportion jumped to 41% during the 1980s when the spy population shifted to younger, lowranking military men.

  • From a high of 30% between 1947 and 1979, the proportion of those known to be suffering from alcohol abuse declined to 24%during the 1980s, and to only 8% since 1990.

  • Espionage used to be a career dominated by men. Slowly women have came into this field.  

  • As years passed from the war, technology had changed dramatically. Spy gadgets became smaller and more complex.

  • Since the war spies have been involved in deeper espionage missions. Training for missions have evolved and become more covert.

  • Alexa Lemos
    12/11/2013 09:19:07 am

    That's really interesting to know that spies abused drugs and alcohol. I guess the stress of their missions caused some of it. It's also interesting that their technology has decreased in size just like much of our other modern day technology.

    12/11/2013 09:29:11 am

    isn't it odd how much information we have on people who aren't supposed to have information?


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