Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists and Project Paperclip, 1944-1990

Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists and Project Paperclip, 1944-1990

Linda Hunt


right here, Hunt, a former CNN investigative reporter, tells a surprising story: how a department of the U.S. executive intentionally thwarted makes an attempt to convey to justice Nazi scientists who have been accountable of struggle crimes, and who, in a minimum of one case, truly participated in clean atrocities within the US. whereas it's common wisdom that the U.S. used Nazi scientists through the chilly warfare, Hunt finds for the 1st time that the venture to recruit and make the most of Nazi clinical expertise- -code-named Paperclip''--continued till 1973. furthermore, whereas former Nazi scientists (like Werner von Braun) contributed tremendously to the improvement of rockets, jet planes, and different prodigies of expertise, Hunt convincingly demonstrates that a number of 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. additionally, Hunt explains that the united states avidly recruited many Nazi scientists, regardless of their battle 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 at the least one case, she exhibits that this system used to be inimical to US interests--the guy who conceived and ran Paperclip used to be eventually convicted of promoting American protection secrets and techniques to the Soviet Union. An engrossing exam of ways a small clique of protection and intelligence officers intentionally subverted acknowledged US coverage.

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