Section 2 - Aftermath
- Classification: Government Talent Agency
- Affiliation: United Kingdom
- Location: Headquartered in London
- Talent Resources: Estimated 100-200
In February 1915 a Directorate of Special Intelligence was formed by the British War Office which in turn gave rise to MO7, a branch of the War Office concerned with press publicity; it was MO7 which gave the first war correspondents permission to visit the Western Front in May 1915, ensuring that the military authorities would maintain control over the correspondents’ work. In January 1916, as part of a reorganisation of the Imperial General Staff, a new Directorate of Military Intelligence was created and MO7 became MI7. The Directorate was chiefly responsible for censorship and propaganda. It was demobilized in December 1918.
In the aftermath of World War 2, OSS was disbanded and its various operations absorbed by MI5 and MI6. It was decided at the top levels of the British government that the designation “MI7” would be resurrected as the name of an agency responsible for Talent intelligence and covert operations. It continues to operate clandestinely to this day, commonly sharing Talent and intelligence resources with Section 2.