"Espionage in peacetime and in war are almost two different areas." For its podcast "Der Rest ist Geschichte", Deutschlandfunk spoke with Sophia Hoffmann about the work of intelligence services (from Min 5.35)
"The Pharaoh had many eyes and ears: Meaning spies, who were important for maintaining his power. So secret services have a long history. What they do is always noticed when agents are unmasked or operations go wrong."