Ike's spies : Eisenhower and the espionage establishment by Eisenhower, Dwight David; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Ambrose,

By Eisenhower, Dwight David; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Ambrose, Stephen E.; Immerman, Richard H

An account of the transformation of the wartime workplace of Strategic providers into the vital Intelligence business enterprise and the expansion of America's intelligence community.

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Ike's spies : Eisenhower and the espionage establishment

An account of the transformation of the wartime place of work of Strategic prone into the critical Intelligence service provider and the expansion of America's intelligence group. summary: An account of the transformation of the wartime workplace of Strategic companies into the significant Intelligence organization and the expansion of America's intelligence neighborhood

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It was precisely this unpopularity that had made Vichy territory the rst objective of the rst Allied o ensive of World War II. Churchill and Roosevelt had selected North Africa as the target, against the vigorous objections of Generals Marshall and Eisenhower, who wanted to invade France itself, primarily because the politicians needed a sure victory in the initial battle. This was partly for domestic political reasons, but it also served a purpose Churchill and the British thought was essential—“blooding” the green American troops.

Eddy. Eddy was one of those OSS characters so beloved by Donovan—a scholar with a taste for intrigue and adventure, a war hero with an appreciation of clandestine and unorthodox methods. Eddy was the head of the OSS mission in Tangier, what the CIA would later call Chief of Station. S. armed forces who spoke Arabic. He was a professor of English at the American University in Cairo, a published scholar, and a college president (Hobart)— no ordinary o cer. When he rst met General George S. Patton, one of Ike’s chief lieutenants in TORCH, Eddy had worn all his campaign ribbons and medals from World War I.

Murphy told Eisenhower that, despite these and other di culties, he hoped to obtain full French cooperation once the invasion began. As a career State Department o cial stationed in North Africa, Murphy, in 1941, had worked out an economic accord (the Murphy-Weygand Accord) between the United States and Vichy. Under the terms, the United States sent food, clothing, and other supplies to North Africa for distribution to the native population. Murphy sent twelve agents to di erent locations in the French colonies to check on the distribution of the supplies in order to make certain none were diverted to German use.

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