Operation Paperclip was the code name for a monumental, illegal, importation of more than 1,600 high level fervent Nazi scientists, engineers, aerospace and munitions experts, chemists and physicians who developed Hitler’s deadly military technology. These men held pivotal positions in the Third Reich; they were the technocrats who had planned, designed, tested and produced Hitler’s…

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Photos of 15 at: Annie Jacobsen. Operation Paperclip, 2014 Werner Von Braun, an aerodynamics expert and Nazi SS officer who developed the V-2 rockets that were used to blitzkrieg London and Antwerp. The rockets were constructed using slave labor from the Dora concentration camp where 20,000 slave laborers were worked to death in the Mittelwerk…

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Operation Paperclip was initiated, organized, and implemented by an elite corps of U.S. intelligence officials who were tightly connected to the major banking and corporate business interests. Since its inception the CIA has been an elitist espionage agency dominated by a group of Wall Street lawyers and bankers whose clients were the major aggressive U.S. and…

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The Dulles brothers ascended to the pinnacle of power without ever being elected to office; they rose to power via Wall Street and the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. The Dulles brothers had a uniquely privileged upbringing, a long career advising the world’s richest corporations, and a profound religious faith in unfettered Capitalism. Their…

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Plans to capture Nazi Germany’s technological secrets began even before the war was over. U.S. military and intelligence officials sought better ammunition for ending the war with Japan; they wanted to ensure that Germany could not rearm itself; and they began to prepare for a war against the Soviet Union—a “Cold War” that lasted 45…

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U.S. CIA and military secret service officials also offered asylum to the Nazi doctors who debased civilized medicine having used their medical knowledge to murder thousands of disabled German patients under the Nazi “euthanasia” killing programs. First, they used phenol injections; then they conducted pilot tests using carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide (Zyklon B) in…

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Allen Dulles was the longest-serving CIA Director who dominated American intelligence for a generation. He personified a cadre of Ivy League pragmatic elitists in high echelons of the government who greatly admired Germany’s scientific achievements. Princeton educated, Dulles affected the demeanor of a diplomat and professor rather than a spy. Prior to his CIA position…

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Major General Reinhard Gehlen was the brutal spymaster who headed Hitler’s Intelligence operations in the Eastern Front where he organized guerrilla units made up of right-wing groups of anti-Soviet Ukrainians and other Slavic nationalists to fight the Soviets. He was also responsible for torturous interrogation of Soviet prisoners of war; Gehlen and his agents had…

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Paperclip Nazi scientists were highly sought—in particular by the air force and the CIA. They offered the scientists the opportunity to continue and expand their dark secret work under U.S. government auspices. Dr. Harry Armstrong, surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, employed 58 Nazi doctors under Paperclip at the U.S. Army Air Forces Aero…

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Inasmuch as these CIA recruits were war criminals, they could not enter the U.S. legally.  In February 1947, the first set of Paperclip scientists’ visa requests were denied after their dossiers were reviewed and rejected by both Departments of State and Justice.  Navy Captain, Bosquet Wev, Deputy Director of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency, ordered…

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Some of Hitler’s most sinister accomplices extended the grossly unethical research paradigm from Dachau and Auschwitz to America where U.S. soldiers became the first “voluntary” guinea pigs in harm producing experiments, soon followed by unwitting civilians. Nerve gas: Dr. Friedrich “Fritz” Hoffmann, a chemist who synthesized poison gases and toxins for the Luftwaffe’s Technical Research Institute,…

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CIA officials were particularly interested in importing Nazi doctors and chemists with experience in “scientific” interrogation techniques—“modifying behavior through covert means” –a euphemism for torture. That goal came into being with – ARTICHOKE, MK-ULTRA, BLUEBIRD– using dangerous psychoactive chemicals to brainwash, incapacitate and control. In the 1950s Edgewood’s research focus shifted to psychoactive chemical warfare; Nazi physicians…

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