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By James Risen, Milton Bearden

A landmark collaboration among a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist, The major Enemy is the dramatic within tale of the CIA-KGB undercover agent wars, instructed during the activities of the boys who fought them.

Based on 1000's of interviews with operatives from each side, the most Enemy places us contained in the heads of CIA officials as they avert surveillance and stroll into violent ambushes in Moscow. this is often the tale of the iteration of spies who got here of age within the shadow of the Cuban missile concern and rose in the course of the ranks to run the CIA and KGB within the final days of the chilly conflict. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the again streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, however the motion facilities on Washington, beginning within the notorious "Year of the Spy"--when, one after the other, the CIA's brokers in Moscow started to be killed, up via to the final man.

Behind the scenes with the CIA's covert operations in Afghanistan, Milt Bearden led the US to victory within the mystery battle opposed to the Soviets, and for the 1st time he unearths the following what he did and whom the USA sponsored, and why. Bearden was once referred to as again to Washington after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and was once made leader of the Soviet/East Euro-pean Division--just in time to witness the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept throughout jap Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union.

Laced with startling revelations--about fail-safe top-secret again channels among the CIA and KGB, double and triple brokers, covert operations in Berlin and Prague, and the fateful autumn of 1989--The major Enemy is historical past at its action-packed best.

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The Triebflügel also points to another direction wartime German research pursued, and pursued with a vengeance: high performance ramjet-propelled aircraft. Indeed, when entering this area of inquiry, one is again entering one of those areas where the reality of wartime German accomplishments in secret weapons research was in diametric contradiction to the post-war Allied Legend, only in this case, the legend is not about the Allies having acquired the a-bomb while the Nazis remained incompetent nuclear bunglers, but about the fact that an American, Chuck Yeager, was the first human to pilot an aircraft through the sound barrier, an event that occurred after the war’s end and the beginning of America’s own black projects in exotic aircraft and space-based weapons.

But was a full scale version of the rocket, or for that matter, any of the other intercontinental rocket designs the Nazis had proposed, ever tested? ” E. SS Obergruppenführer Hans Kammlers “Evacuation” of Peenemünde and the Russian Arrival Is there any indication that these early German ICBM “bundle rockets” or any other long-range strategic rockets went to actual construction and testing? If so, then the logical choice was Peenemünde, for in spite of the heavy attention of Allied bombers, it was the only place presumably with facilities large enough to achieve the task.

After an attack the Type XXI escaped at maximum speed, at which the enemy’s sonar was totally ineffective (it maintained effectiveness up to approx. 12 knots). 27 21 Witkowski, The Truth About the Wunderwaffe, p. 126. v. Joseph P. Farrell, Reich of the Black Sun, pp. 242-245. 126. , p. 127. 25 Ibid. 26 Ibid. 27 Ibid. ” It was a deadly reality. One can only imagine what a Type XXI equipped with the new wire-guided or acoustic-homing torpedoes would have done to Allied shipping had it entered service in sufficient numbers.

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