Operation Paperclip: the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2014
One of the questions that the USA, as well as Australia, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and other countries faced as the WWII ended, was what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. The American answer was "Operation Paperclip", a decades-long, covert project to bring Hitler's scientists and their families to the United States [a solution that was adopted by other countries as well].
Many of these men were accused of war crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was convicted of mass murder and slavery. They were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medical treatments, and the U.S. space program. Was Operation Paperclip a moral outrage, or did it help America win the Cold War? …
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