Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christopher Simpson: America's Recruitment of Nazis

Christopher Simpson recorded by Eddie Becker. Christopher Simpson is the author of “Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War,” an indictment of the C.I.A.’s recruitment of former Nazis as operatives during the Cold War. The C.I.A. had sought out former Nazis because of their experience running puppet governments in Eastern Europe during World War II. The term “blowback” is used by spies for a covert operation that begins successfully overseas but it goes wrong and “blows back” at its creators with unexpected and negative results.

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