Counterspy

Counterspy

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by Richard W. Cutler
     
 

"During World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Richard W. Cutler was an officer with the elite X-2 counterintelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and with its successor, the Strategic Services Unit (SSU). Counterspy offers a rare firsthand account of the secret war against Hitler and the postwar competition with the Soviets for German… See more details below

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"During World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Richard W. Cutler was an officer with the elite X-2 counterintelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and with its successor, the Strategic Services Unit (SSU). Counterspy offers a rare firsthand account of the secret war against Hitler and the postwar competition with the Soviets for German intelligence assets." "While with X-2, Cutler analyzed the super-secret Ultra intercepts and vetted agents about to be sent into Nazi Germany. Cutler provides an insightful overview of OSS operations during the war and their contribution to the Allies' victory. This is also one of the few books to describe the role of the OSS and the SSU in the postwar occupation of Germany." Just as the OSS was reorganized into the SSU, he moved to Berlin, where his first task was to collect intelligence from former Nazis. Soon he became chief of counterespionage in Berlin. Soviet intelligence had already begun recruiting former German intelligence officers to spy on Americans, so Cutler's top priority was to uncover Soviet objectives and either neutralize or double their agents. Cutler reveals previously unpublished case histories of double agents against Soviet intelligence and details agents' recruitment, missions, methods of operation, successes and failures, and fates. All of these events are recounted against the fascinating background of postwar Germany. With photographs and a foreword by best-selling author Joseph E. Persico (Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage), Counterspy is an account of espionage during the momentous years of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574888393
Publisher:
Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2004
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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