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Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989$
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Jonathan Haslam and Karina Urbach

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804783590

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.001.0001

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The West German Secret Services During the Cold War

The West German Secret Services During the Cold War

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Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Holger Afflerbach

Stanford University Press

Holger Afflerbach examines the close relationship between the postwar problem of recreating the German state after defeat in war but with the limited resources, in terms of personnel, inherited in large part from the previous and now utterly discredited regime. The West German secret services were alternately blamed for being totally dominated by Americans, or by Nazis, former soldiers of the Wehrmacht, or even former members of the SS nad the SD. Several spectacular failures on the part of the German secret services exacerbated criticisms leveled against them. This chapter zeroes in on the main field of activities of the West German secret services during the cold war: Eastern Europe and the USSR and GDR in particular.

Keywords:   secret intelligence, West Germany, German secret services, Cold War, espionage, Wehrmacht, BND, Reinhard Gehlen, GDR

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