'Vopo'-General Vincenz Mueller and Western Intelligence, 1948-54: CIC, the Gehlen Organization and Two Cold War Covert Operations
Searle, DA 2002, ''Vopo'-General Vincenz Mueller and Western Intelligence, 1948-54: CIC, the Gehlen Organization and Two Cold War Covert Operations' , Intelligence and National Security, 17 (2) , pp. 27-50.Full text not available from this repository.
This article describes an attempt by the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) to bring about the defection of former Wehrmacht General Vincenz Müller from Eastern Germany (1948-50). While this covert operation failed, it provided a prelude to Operation 'Schwaben', a similar undertaking conducted by the Gehlen Organization with exactly the same aim. Müller does not appear to have been interested in American offers to assist in his defection, but during the German operation he came very close to a decision to defect. This case is interesting for the light it throws on the internal workings of the CIC during the early Cold War period, as well as for the new perspective it gives on the complexities of Müller's involvement with Western intelligence.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
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|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Intelligence and National Security|
|Publisher:||Routledge Taylor Francis|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||26 Sep 2007 12:11|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:40|
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