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As a player in lots of of the occasions he writes approximately in Experiment in Occupation, Arthur Kahn bargains a richly unique account of the method wherein the struggle opposed to Nazism got here to be reworked into the chilly conflict. His tale unearths how these within the army govt of Germany who have been devoted to undertaking the struggle goals promulgated through Roosevelt and Eisenhower for a radical democratization of Germany have been eventually defeated of their war of words with strong components within the army executive and in Washington who have been extra purpose upon launching a preemptive warfare opposed to the Soviet Union than upon the eradication of Nazism and German militarism.

A twenty-three-year-old OSS operative, Arthur Kahn was once assigned after D-Day to a mental conflict unit, the place at the start he supervised prisoner-of-war interrogations after which served as an editor of intelligence. prompt to answer requests from splendid Headquarters, he drafted proposals for mental battle methods to serious occasions on the entrance purely to find SHAEF directive banned calls to the Germans to insurrection.

Subsequently Kahn served in liaison with the Soviets and through the conflict of the Bulge at Montgomery's British headquarters. For a number of months ahead of and after VE Day he traveled in the course of the American quarter as an intelligence investigator and wrote a record that ended in the dismissal of normal George S. Patton as army Governor of Bavaria. Appointed leader Editor of Intelligence of the knowledge regulate department, he produced the main influential intelligence weekly within the American quarter. Kahn's portrayal of occasions in postwar Germany offers warnings for present and destiny American experiments in international occupation.

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