Operation Tamarisk – as it would become known – was executed mainly by the military intelligence services of the United States, United Kingdom and France. Operating originally in East Germany, the spy teams were at first tasked with gathering documents from garbage bins associated with key buildings.
The only way to be invisible is to be very small or very camouflaged. The dream of every espionage agent has always been the ability to send an invisible spy into just about any environment and then just watch, listen and learn. Now it turns out that this technology may already exist and it adds a whole new meaning to the expression ‘bugging the opposition’!