By Linda Hunt
The following, Hunt, a former CNN investigative reporter, tells a stunning story: how a department of the USA executive intentionally thwarted makes an attempt to convey to justice Nazi scientists who have been in charge of struggle crimes, and who, in at the very least one case, really participated in clean atrocities within the US. whereas it's common wisdom that the united states used Nazi scientists in the course of the chilly conflict, Hunt unearths for the 1st time that the undertaking to recruit and make the most of Nazi medical expertise- -code-named Paperclip''--continued until eventually 1973. additionally, whereas former Nazi scientists (like Werner von Braun) contributed vastly to the improvement of rockets, jet planes, and different prodigies of know-how, Hunt convincingly demonstrates that numerous such scientists additionally participated inDachau-like experiments on over seven thousand U.S. soldiers'' at the results of LSD and different chemical compounds at Edgewood, Maryland, among 1947 and 1966. in addition, Hunt explains that the USA avidly recruited many Nazi scientists, regardless of their struggle crimes--including usage of slave exertions and execution of prisoners--and regardless of the continued devotion of many to Nazi ideology. Hunt additionally relates the sordid information of the intelligence community's makes an attempt to avoid bringing those scientists to justice. And, in a minimum of one case, she indicates that this system used to be inimical to US interests--the guy who conceived and ran Paperclip used to be finally convicted of promoting American safeguard secrets and techniques to the Soviet Union. An engrossing exam of ways a small clique of safety and intelligence officers intentionally subverted acknowledged US coverage.
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Extra info for Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists and Project Paperclip, 1944-1990
While critical comment must be evaluated in the light of the natural Jewish bias against anything Nazi, it is, however a matter to be watched, and, if possible, counteracted lest it lead to official restrictive action against the project as a whole," White noted in his report. He felt that the press should be restrained before someone discovered the dubious backgrounds of other Germans at Fort Bliss. " --------------------1. Army Ordnance Department, Fort Bliss Rocket Project, "Report on Hermes Missile Project," RG 156, WNRC.
He told me that the men would be hanging there the last 6 hours of one work shift and the first 6 hours of the next work shift, so that all Germans and Haeftlinge [prisoners] could see," Friedrich said. 36 Smith thought it was unusual that the men he interrogated knew so little about Mittelwerk's tunneling operations. Many of their answers were so alike that it was almost as though they had agreed on them beforehand. They claimed that the slave laborers' living, sanitary, and working conditions were the same as theirs, even though twenty thousand prisoners had died.
On the use of documents as a "bargaining lever" see Transmittal Slip, 66th CIC Group Headquarters, July 1953, in the Wernher von Braun INSCOM dossier. 39. The search for documents in Germany is described in Dornberger's letter in the Walter Dornberger G-2 dossier, RG 319, WNRC. 40. " 41. Extract of data is from FBI files as forwarded to the JIOA by A. Devitt Vanech, special assistant to the attorney general, on 21 February 1947, in FBI Extracts, Magnus von Braun's JIOA dossier, RG 330, NARS. 42.
Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists and Project Paperclip, 1944-1990 by Linda Hunt