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


the following, Hunt, a former CNN investigative reporter, tells a surprising story: how a department of the united states executive intentionally thwarted makes an attempt to convey to justice Nazi scientists who have been in charge of warfare crimes, and who, in at the very least one case, truly participated in clean atrocities within the US. whereas it's normal 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 medical expertise- -code-named Paperclip''--continued till 1973. furthermore, whereas former Nazi scientists (like Werner von Braun) contributed vastly to the improvement of rockets, jet planes, and different prodigies of expertise, 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 substances at Edgewood, Maryland, among 1947 and 1966. in addition, Hunt explains that the united states avidly recruited many Nazi scientists, regardless of their warfare 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 info 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 was once inimical to US interests--the guy who conceived and ran Paperclip was once eventually convicted of promoting American protection secrets and techniques to the Soviet Union. An engrossing exam of the way a small clique of security and intelligence officers intentionally subverted said US coverage.

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