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Pour le Weltwoche de Zurich. c'est un horn.
F
me sans visage ; liour Paris-Presse, c'est
un general invisible n pour la Westdeutsche Allgemeine d'Essen. c'est 44 l'homme mix mille oreilles a ; pour Combat. c'est 44 le personnage le plus
enigmatique et le mieux dissimule de l'Isistoire
pour la Westdeutsche Tageblatt de Dortmund, c'est
a le general de l'ombre 71 ; pour Aux Ecoutes.
ec le roi de Pespionnage ; pour le Christ und Welt
de Stuttgart, c'est a l'homme dont on no snit rien;
pour le Sunday Tvlegraph de Luntires. Cost a le
Phenix secret de l'Allemagne
; pour Time 'de
New York, c'est a le docteur ; pour l'Allgemeine
Zeitung de Mayence, c'est 4E l'homme le plus dangereux do l'Occident ; pour lc quotidien suedois
Stockholm Tidningen, c'est a un etrange chef d'espions a ; pour le Daily Express de Loncires, c'est
a on general de Hitler qui maintenant espionne pour
des dollars a. etc.

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avec la c oltuemareition de icon

HANSI

e t, nu
Deja. pourtant. Hitler prepare
Ce palrnares 'Journalistique I Gehlen fut, des le dOb
., rem. Leo 1 a guerre l'Est. SuceessIvedef1nit-11 un homme ou pro-I/deux avec les 11111
mem,
adJudant Adele de camp)
cde-t-11 d'une legende ? Repon-; Editions Ferdinandentreprise
11Irt avalent
umg
du chef d'etat-ma jor C10 jar-.
tire . A cette question est un des: sew le titre d
e e; Le
me('
de
terre Haider, puts chef
laute de cctte enquete. Une ques-1 dele nai/onal-socialist
du a /troupe Est du bureau
tion mind d'autres et que l'on president de la 4 commission
operatiorinel, sous les ordres
Pourratt d'ailleurs autrement de contrOle du part! pour Is
dun Meier gut connaltre 1.1us
poser. Comme cola, par exem- protection des Ccrtts n
tard une . certaine celernite.
lescrit dens
ple : Reinhard Gehlen, riactuel sociallstes If avait _..
Heusinger. Reinhard Genien
e

bibliographle
nationalpresident du END. a-WI connu l
participe A la nese au point du
de pths 23 ans un destin execpeeeie e le principal ouvrage
canine
d'agreasion
ellspositif
tionnel et esteil actuellemcnt du . pere de Reinhard. Et quand
l'URSS, le Plan Barberousse,
l'un des derniere 'et des plus ede Jeune Irene Walter Gehlen
ley
distIngue
et
connate
cc
prinfortes
en proselytes de In g gun.- avalt soutenu line these de. doeimos. une tecoration et one
re frende a, l'un des Plus dart- -toed' en droit A kuniverslte de
gereux revanchards, de Henn- BresIsee c'avait ete sur le point
promotion. En juin, 11 cot- enun homme qui peut monter une de savoir 51 tin depute deceit
elfet decore . de Is Kriegavergrave provocation. -stir cette se sentir responsable devant ;WS
dirnstkreuz I. Klasee mit
Sehwertern (Croix de Guerie
terre explosive quest encore electeirrs ou si au contraire.
pour le SWIM de Ire ' claw!
l'Allemagne ? Question . q ui eomme le pensalt l'inipetrant.
prend tout son sem, toute se
avec Epee), tandLs quo, le ier
ne devalt le soucter que de
pc/Lee. quand on salt que le it'
Juillet 1941 il est promu
la' raison d'Etat.
END etc le Bundesnachrlchten- , Polltiquement sr aux yeilg
oberstleutnant (Ileutenantecolonet).
diensi. c'est-d-dire le Service des nazis. le Jeune of eider
federal de renaelgnements d'Ai- Reinhard Gehlen tie knelt pas
Durant let premiers mobs de
lemagne de l'Ouest, l'organis- molns a. crux des hobereaux
la carnpagne di aussiel'oberstme heritier de cal esplons aliee prussiens. En effet, quand il
leutnant 'Oehlen continue (rare
mends quo Jacques Bloch-2)10- , s'etait marle, lc 10 sei?tembre
cut officier a I A a., c'est-a-dire
Ciloirau . Tactuelle
A,
rhange a p u appeler les fe-,1931.
charge des questions operation1010gow polonaise), 11 even; ;:rls
brleants de guerre a... (1)
/idles. (en France, le ler Bu..,
p our femme Herta Charlotte
reau tie l'etat-maJor),, mats as
Une enquete sur Gehlen.
speetallte vs blentet changer.
, Agnes Helene ion Seydlitz.
done.
,
En effet, le general Franz HaiKurzbach , '' d Junkers dont
Pourr etre tres prise en l'nr- les proprletes dbords.ient meder, qul cat son patron depots'
dlnaire de not Jours. cc genre . MC 81079 BUT .10 sol de Polognie
octobre 1940, a des ennuis nvec
a
d'enqueie non presente
pa
g Service 12 a de son katmoms
orns bien des difficultes Si
major : lc Fremde Beene
rtut eviter toUte 'aIfauulea
Oct a (Arznees Etr angerce .Est).
.
(Ion. Les gens du -secret prati-
,
Melte par .un -colonel Vlehlisquent volontiers elntoxicatIon,. natioir
sant, KInzel., le a .Service )2
ea
iet
.
merne indirecte et c'est tin snone fourret . pas sun les a ,oubisme de l'om.bre que. d'affeeter Des dons d'homme de guerre
ges a . lea infornadlons detainees
de no plus distinguer la Iron- et on esprit voue au culte de la
qu'un chef d'etat-major des artiere entre le rnensonge et is -revanche assurent au Jeune
mees de (erre (0.K.H.) corneae
verite. Auss1 blen notre propos Clehlen une rapide et brillanm
Haider est , en drolt d'attendre
sera-t-11 Id de nous en tenir carriere, d'autant, plus remarde son service de renseigneaux (att... quable que malgre les , violations
ment. 0ette penurle de e seLe premier fait de la Vie dun rpettes du-vette de Verselliee.
crets 5 eat particulierement, fa.
soot eters ranee dune
hornme. c'est as naissance. lea places
its
cheuse quand le Wehrrnache
auemar
e..
i
eIere
es
etl.r.n
.trnm.
R einhard Gehln.
eaquit
n
A ' Er..d'abord victorieuse, connait
fu,
rt en . Thuringe, . le 3 an'
w ilenlb
URSS sea premiers revers.
re
i. lentnant (sous-lieutenant) et
1902, clanskappartement auo.
Au printemps 1942, le genela 2. batterie du DP
eupalt son Ore. au No 63--.-de Is aftecter4
crarti eerie
sch cidnitz . vac.
eat Haider congedie done
Leberstrasse.
uteic
n
zel
. tie la direction du e Fremde
e- tuelle selle ag.Dolon:ise
de Saidre ? C'etsit on c'berituinant nice). Le 3 , d'artUlerie eat
Beer. Oat Pour le remplacer
- on
11
choisit on off Icier de son,
de
rennet
*du
.(lieutenant)
absbildungsregimoit .(regiment
etat-maJor .cell vient d'avoir
ser. Walther -Gehlen, lui-ineme de formation). Cetat affectation .
qUaninte ens : Reinhard ()Mfits dun consenter gouverne , illustie le souel qul semble
ien et gull fate A cette oceamental . de la monarchic true- alors primordial pour Reinhard
/don nommer Oberst, (colonel).
sienne. Et sa mere ? Katherina Gehlen : eche ' d'acquerir le'
Margarete van Vaernewyck al> . maximum de conneasances miJusqu'A maintenant Bider
partenalt A urie famIlle noble Metres. D'ailleurs.. quand
cIAa (operations), le fits de
d'ortgine flamande. Reinhard ()tette Schwcidnitz c'est, en
kediteirn de Breslau devient
.fut le premier fits . du mer ges. 1926. pour eller passer deux arts
donc officter eICa (renselII evelt trots ems quand 'mama l'ecole de cavalerle Usgnements lequivalent du
son frert cadet- Walter, futur novre. II en sortira baled:tent
2. Bureau: dans les eats-majors
Jur1ste. '
(lieutenant).
fraries1s). 'Et' d'emblee A on
'Cm famine Gehien ne rests Des bra, l'ascension eat 'conrang erne; : chef d'un service
clue quelques annees ft Erfurt. tinue. Hauptmann (capItame)
ErOnPant plusieurs centaines de
.En 1908, en . effet, l'oberteut-. A 33;ans, 11 eat A la meme epogrades et diant is competence
nant quittait l'armee et la Thal- que, en 1935, choist pour 'etre
ettend .de In Scandinavie
rInge pour s'instaJler sur lee rt, un des cinqUante grades ;tali
eU Bud des Balkans, en engloy es de l'Oder. ft Breslau (fee- accklent au titr e de general.
bant toutes lea questions relatuelle Wroclaw Polonaise). En staebler (brevele d'etetenalorl.
tives it l'ennemi . No 1 du IIP
association avec konde de
.1:ketch : Minion Sovletlaue.
Reinhard, son frere Max, doetour en ,drolt. de l'Unlverstte de
Leipzig. l'oberleutnant avait
Eilltiong )niversitet.
achetelea
.
liC34:04:114M
res B,oyales 'Ferdinand Hirt, au'
MaIntenant qu9l porte le reDe sa nouvelle situation,'
N , 1 de is Kenlgsplatz. yens araarante qui distingue lea Reinhard Gehlen romp:end
C'est done au gymnasium (1Y- offlelers d'etat-major sous le d'emblee kampleur et l'inteeee) de Breslau' quo Retnhard
, Is course aux non- tee.. Entre l'Abwehr (3) (run
Gehlen -passe en . 1918 .16'
neurs du Ills de kediteur de arni M
a1 Cereals. gut essouffle
, me equivalent h. netre baccaBreslau
va s'accelerer.
et se prend lui.meme au deo
laurent. 11 a 16: ans -et 'demi. Il
Se; dix-hultieme et dLx-neu. de see intrigues avec eertains
vit son_ adolescence dries tine
view' annees sous lea antics, agents anglais oat sunerIceins.
Allemagne milltairement detaiII lea passe ii, Llegnitz (l'actuelle et le S.D. (4) de Schellenberg
l() et econorniquement
vine polonaise de Legnica) e.otn. dont le machiavelisme eat parme chef de battle au 18 , re... fobs gene par le Mlle fanatique
Pour d'autres .file de la noblesse
et de is bourgeoisie. la. guerre glment teartUlerle, et c'est corn- et borne de certains dirigaints
de 1914-1e18 et .ses.sultee . tragi- me major (eonunandant) A nazis, le nouveau chef du
q ues aurunt ete l'oecasiort d'ou- VOW-major de la 213, dtvlaion Fremde Heere Oct sent gull y
vrtr lea yew; et- de se ranger de Is e. Region millialre q u'll a one place li prendre. D'emaux etnes de la classe.ouvriert. fartielpe A einvesion de la Po- Wee. U . concolt le. proJet dun
Cost le contraine .qu'e 'lees le
service. uniquement voue au
jeune Reinhard. Xl applaudirs
1040, ruee sun. la Prance.., renseignement et a rection an.
avec sa tannale au sanglant Reinhard Golden poursuit dans tisovietique. L'anticommuntsme
ecrasernent de l'epo pee sparta- a c gue e-ectitir a la earriere dolt etre us acute regle de cc
ep tefallste du bureau epee service togiquement.11 belt%
kiste et fidele A is tradition prussienne de see ancetres, c'est: rattonnel S (officier . g X A s) dono au mellieur anttcomMule metier des crones quit chot-j g ull a . entreprise sous la prie
Mate de l'epoque :.Adolf HILier.
sire, dans l'Allemagne officielie-I teetion du g eneral Von Mara- mats 11 ne se laissera pas Pour
daunt !renter par lea ,regle.
'etetn. C'est toratrie OirletiAe
ment sans armee.
metes. de comptes de la comeSon destin est desormals tra- nelson- Elull savours le piaLar
rine hinerienne. pas plus Wailevient,
et 1 des qu'il lepeut. II d
d'envater notre : pays. SOS
leurs' que par les* intrigues des
tehnenjunke r Ieleve efficient dons le font circuler entre le
divers etate-maJons.de la Wehrdans la R-teliwehr renaissante. quartier general du mareceRt
rnache
on il est admie le 20 avril 1920. von Brauchitsch, l'armee de
_ von Busch et les' g .panzer
A is erudition prussienne,'
peine Age de 18 ans.
demandera son acne de l'orgaQui a cholai ces clnquante of.: d es g enereux von Roth et OunIsatlon
: A l' g ordre nou-,
nazis
ben
.sine
au
derian,
,
. Mere? Lee
veau a des nazis, son erne:tette
pouvolr del:Ids deux ans et . qui,
:
A run et A kautre,
sanglante
par .1a. lot du . 16 mars . 1933. \lenleur meprla de ,l'homme et leer
nent de constituer une Wehr..
v(1,101114 d'hegemonle.
maeht dee% forte de 36 dtvlLe modernisthe mete
Mona. Ce sore toujouls-les nazis
sence do scrupulcs lot pernieiqui admettent Reinhard Oehlen
trent
de pratiquer darts one
is Kriegsalcadernie 'Academie
querre. totale a Id a retisel..
de. guerre) gulls viennent de
/element total a (polltIque et
rouvrIr on violent tine nouvelle
scientifique et dean.
fols le trite de Versailles.
:moue, ctc.) et dans 'son desir
II eSt Twit que, comme le fait
excellernment remar q uer Julma
Mader (21, tonic lft

Entrepriie modile
sockdiste

i.e colonel vient


d'avoir 40 ans...

Les: voleurs de

de subversion et de provocation,
ne pas tent!' compte de to
regle de l'espionnage qUi veut
que anent 'soigneusement :etasres radio)) et le renseignernent
Tel sera le service eseentiellement contrerevolutionnaire.
cette machine de guerre ne CcNra pas disparaltre avec celut
qui en permit Is natssinee lot
reIchsmark d'Ilitler, les dollars
des Etats-Unis et bet deutsehsmarks d'Allemagne fedetale
pourront miss!. 'tour it tour. en
tire le carburant,...
Nous
Mats .. n'ttnticipons
sommes encore en 1942...
La maniere dont Reinhard
Gehleri a profondement mocefie et totalement remodele ,e
service dont. 11 venait de Orentire La tete app arait tre.s clairement.quand on se refere.
Ia comparalson fatte par Julius
Mader (2) entre. le Fremde
Hecre Oat et 9071 homologue
pour le front de l'ouest le
Fremde Hcere West. Alors (1114/
le 'premier ca voir sea effectals
multiplies par dlx et vs preligurer par sea methodes la CIA
americaine tS actuelle, le second vs., demeurer uu service
de retat-major surtout 501101CUX
d'exploital ion militaire et do.
synthese et tits comparable an
Bureau francals de Ventre
deux guerres. Gehlen a erit de
nouvelles voles , conclut Mader. Vest tout dire.
-Stroultanement, le nouveau
chef du Fremde Heere Oat obtient de ses chefs des r pouvoirs speciaux a et la mutation
,de dizaines puts de eentaines
de Jeunes grades don; 11 a : besoin darts son Service. Des Jeunes grades et des cadres de
toutes sortes : chimistes et
geographes. Economistes et pheslciens. Ungulates et ponders.
taussalres et medecina, imprimeurs at paraehutistes, etc. '
Feign:ant l'arnititi pour Caner's dors Teen avril 1945 11 IC
latisera executer sans lever le
petit doigt,' l'oberst Oehlen obtient du chef de l'Abwehr qu'il
.1111-cede
c
tine . grande panic
de son Ostabteilung (section
Est). oet organisme dont Ian
G. Colvin a pu ecrire (6)
it l'ineeenp arable department
rune du contrwesplonnage quo
Canaria smelt mis au point o.
Simultalnement. U elle et organise un nouveau corps : lea
Frontselklaerungstruppen (troupes de renseignements sur le
front), subdivisees en . regiments
et 'en coropagnies plactes sous
les ordres. d'effIciers c
speeidement cholsis, Une des
premieres directives que donnera .0ehlen a ces nouvelles
trowel* lorsqu'll lee enverra
-derriere lea . lignes, sovietiques
-- p.2 infiltration oil par pare:
,chutage arra d'amassiner
maximum' tie Pandit..
Rouge aft de leur voter 'cure
sacoches.
Ces vole de secoches, le eel'''.
du-Freinde Beene Ost les onionne au moment metne . OU 11 affecte de nouvelles. missions
Ali
Gr uPlac 11 et au Geuppe 111 de
son service. Tamils que is 3
section dolt se contacrer
aormals C Ia c li q uidation ,leS
p artisans n. la 2* dolt porter
tous sec efforts sur l'interrogatoire des , p rlsonniers de guerre.
Un centre eat d'ailieurs org
anise A cet effet : le fort ae
BOYC79.- pres de Letzeze
- Dana .ce fort sent erne:ads des
efficient et soldats de l'Armes
Rouge c rattles D par let g,:ns
de Oehlen dans . lei divers camps
de , prilsonniers sovJetiques.. Pour
ces g razzias aussi l'oberst, a
donne sea instructions : let res.
ponaables du Peril Commitniece, lea fonctionnafres, It's
xe lontlftrines . et les artiste.s
dmvent 'etre speclaiernent retInt-rehts,..
iA :uivre.)

a emans -

IMO
Paris. 1950.
21 Dana son Ilvre a Die graue
Hand s (La main grise) Her/in. 1961.
(3) Exactement Abwehr Au gland (contra espionnage
l'etranger) de l'OICW (Etatmajor general des armies de
term de l'air et de .ner).
L'amiral Wilhelm Canarts en
emit le chef depuis 1939.
(4)

land

Exactemont SD Mr .1,134service ee eecurite

l'etranger). solt )AMT v1


(sbdeme bureau) du JUBA
(Bureau central de Electra& du
Reich). Sous l'autorite du chef
supreme des SE Heinrich Himm ler. les chefs SS Heydrich
avant d'tre execute par Is R&
sistance it Prague et Kaltenbrunner ont successivement dlrise le RSHA. On" a une kite
de 'Importance du RSHA dans
le monde nazi quand on seat
clue . soot AMT IV (quatrime
bureau) n'etalt entre qua Is
Gestapo (Police secrete d'Etat:).
(5) Central Intelligence Agency.
(6) Dana son !tyre 4 Admiral
Canaria, chef des Geheimdienstes Canarts,
chef du service secret). Vienna.
Munich. Zurich. 1955.

Le colonel Reinhard Gehlen vinait d tavoir 40 ans...

he S.D. I Service nazi de S.6euritC!a l


suprme de Himmler, le chef supe.rify:r
trolipet: le Linz

tronzerl ait plac6. s()11::


rine l'n n voit id haran t s.us
!en Autri( hei

24.6.1e96 14

CHALET DANS
S ET UN AMON
S centa ines et des centaines de risonniers
de guerre sovitiques eta lent interroges chaD E
P
, que jour au fort prussien de Boyen (1) par
les hommes du Gruppe 11 de Gehlen.
Mier. In Violence et la douceur avait ordonne ses officiers le chef du Fremde Heere Ost.
II pin et plus juste de dire : la seduction et
la torture. Une rertaine Oduction etait en effet
le grand. souci de Reinhard Cehlen.
Le's instructions du fiihrer pour In conquCte
par In force de la terre russe et son exploitation
totale en taut que colonie allemande ne peuvent
quo nous nsener iiotre perte, disait-il volontiers
A de jeunes officiers.- Nous ne pouvons vaincre le
systime soviitique que si nous parvenons a ce que
la masse de la population sovietique devienne
notre alliee... IS

pour
Woshingion...

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Certes, cette reflexion de


Gehlen pourrait appeler then
des remarques. La rapporter
apres Is defaite httlerlenne (2/
aveitevidemment pour but.
d'alimenter la veritable campatme suscitie par Gehlen luimeme et. tendant le presenter comme un 'a npposant a ti
Hitler, un Tintd silencieux. mats
non pcnsant pas mains des
hommes du lt 20 juillet - ce
qu'il no fut pas. Une telle
flexion stuperie en outre .par
son irrenlisme... Mats cc nue
nous voulons on rotonir
c'est une preocrupation qui,
chez iv maitreesplon Gehlen
l'omporre .metrto sotiveni sttr
l'espionnage : la subversion.

aver; la coliabctratian tie icon HANSI

Au cobtraire, comma he re- Cette clef ..etait, at l'on petit


marque Lucien Wolanowskl (5- 1 , dire. volumineuse. En effet,
l
le R.S.H,A. avalt pas 'Imiblmucteux non pus de simpletude de transmettre nu Fremde ment fournir aux services erneliecre Ost lea Informations sur riemns ' des renseignements et
les pays de Mat europeen pour des archives, mats bien de conanelyse et synthese. Et. fin tinuer a faire fonctionner son
mars 1955, cost le journal apparel) d'espionnag e et do subsuisse de lendence social-di version. Gehlen oealt pris ses
inner dispositions pout que sea prin.
Freir
mocrate,
SchWelz a, paralssant a Lu- , cipaux collabnraaurs ctehatmeea
cerne, gut &riven. :
comme lul aux ennuis de Is
e Le Relchsfilbeer SS filmier Mahe.
Fregnee
et le chef du service
Heere Oat a, It generalleutnant - Alter tranquIllement roes
Des 1942. he chef du Fremde Oehler), avalent bra de Is fere faire prisonniers par lea
Deere Oct vein. que lea morn- ruerre It eontrole supreme ace Argeerleains, dit AirIai It chef du
tees de son service *tent -*me tons les allies est-europeens de Freende Heere Oil a sea Meters et V-mocnn lhommes de
sand eon.stant de reoruter... FAllernagne,
confiance). Urn. tots li-bas, ne
Reoruter des Sovietiqiies; c'est
a . Toutefois. en 1944, Reinhard dites den. Tour porter, atten
facile a ordonner mats .ppj
difficile a !aim Aussi hien Oehlen doute beaueoup de la des nos ordres, les miens on
.collabormenis
Gehlen ne sera-t-11 pas' regat victolre allemande et,. commis
Id Rh eeux' de mi.
Th
J

dant cur la qualitc de sea re. plus lard a Is. ref-1944. directs...
cruet : !es ntiversaires poll- 4, g,g
tiques du regime 30VletitH1e ' Gehlenlea
a commence
I rassem- Sixnultanernon.t, cc qui roslait
ranports, documents,
seront surtout des conchunneS bier .
l'U.R.S.S. de Is Po.slr M)ii i i ire allemande
de droit comMun- liberet Par e_ludes et archives sue
isimettalt . a , l,t;ieaucrillu , do
l'neance allemande, des even- dens divers endrolts du rdult
tran
itseseeises, yea', Ism les de mernh 'es 41 rrsrau
tuners russes blonds ramasses des Ails ea
tillpeu parlout en Europe,. et
ritti rairePrsis.-.." qtur481 . 1Ge the'l lisla
hredr,
gilla
nrIn
renisetg lea
. o
" 117 151sede
op' Idetat 1 : I 1 :7
quelques desetteUrs.
iIR bespou tbla e ne les Beebt- We . La . mon . it'etatt-elle
A
rvest u
l l re to
Cette aorte. de. recrutement yes du . .a Prtlind Mere Oat'
usu
c t adce!
sp
aLC
IOUlaaeitp
.UtruesS sill
Iii la corruption ne as -revilant velment. Otre..detraltell.
E.n prenant ainai'ses precau- CornPa gnee de (situ nsolers...
asses rentables - Oehlen users.
aussi tie la. s., guerre.'.petycholci- . (ions.. c'est evidemment . son pase
Le
gigue s avant Ia. lettre...1.1 obe y- ease du Ott americain que pre- '.
ge"
china notamtpent is reveiller le pare Gchlen. Cependant.
nationalisme, he chauvinisine neralleutnant gut fait toujours
dans les territoires occupes par l'iloge dn. rialisme frold
lea nazis. Il tentent de dresser oppose aux dengereux ?ever
tea Georgiens, lea Balks at lea de puissance tient ogir avec
Ukrainiens contre les Russo : prudence. II rut' taut pas cont.
quels seront lea resultata de promettre son avinir aU ca. oil
Dans. en premier (emps. Gelsces tentattves, sur leaquelles , un miracle viendrait donner
nous insistons surtout ici parce victoirc ;Jitter. Aussl blest via' lea et son tat-major at refugle.
qu'elles
urent reprises , Par t-il. paralltdement a son one- rent dans en camp oft datent
Gehlen plus tard
tnena ration americaino
reparer eateeposeee des bombes, le .Msy.
bath I a, non loin de Losa
men.
c guerre froide * ern...4Weson opration..Weryvo
magne pour le comptr .des
'De la. tongue.!routes les s
ye. eurent ete a . ',Unguent
Americains
: (miereflintees ens triple exam
Elles contriltuerent
plait. et 'els:lakes dans des recipients hermetiquesi lh gagnepart Importante k la raise iatr
rent an.alpage . bavarola tees repied de l' c armee Vlassov . et
tlre; ote.uw vaste chalet lea atl'utilisation des e collabos
tendalt.'. Four . Jurgen Th orwald
de. ,. (organisation des
nationalistes . ukrainiens). TouOn as souvient que, eons Ce 03 , eel alp-age perte it slam de
tefois, si le Fremde .11tere Oat nom. de , Werwolf (Loup-garou). Elends-AInt ; pone Maquelques
parvint
der t9), caul de Oelandsithn...
faire endosser
despericeo
sant 7par petili g s13.ar.is. agiaforme ancmand quelQues
rdlipcs, men*.
tiers de traltres, its mUllons rent.. en A l i t...Malmo, des. actions
En son chalet alp-in, Reinhard
de tracts qU'll fit imprinter et t e rroristes au lendemain de la
Gehlen ennead tin beef chOma.
lancer
U.R.S.S, n'eurent pas defalte hit ldrienne du.8 mu
ge
i
1045.
..- Pas plus de quelques .se-
resultift -. escompte.., Is - tor-. T.912dis qua Urallialeni, Id et 14.
=Ines- le seul de as carciere,
ture et- .. l'assassinat restkrent
ces
fanatiques,.
Gehlen,
nous
al,
pule '1) deseendlt vent Miesbach.
pins rentables.
. .
Ions le voir. dtait recu a bras Dans 'tette' bourgade bavaroise,
ouverts par lee . Americitins
11 reneoritra des antlers ame((
rrtais c'etait Jul .qui avait condi) rliain
s. II se . constItua prisonle plan d'action des Werwolf. nice entre leurs mains, decants
. plan approuve P ar /Urnmler 'et its titres et demands% 6. vole
Le-prompt developpement du mis en .application par le SS It plus vitt possible um responservice d'espionnage du'on lut Obergruppeatihrer ( general de sable du renseIgnement. Vest
a vett cordie valut, . Men. ger, :i. corps d'ormee . SS) Hans Prinz- aloes- cue' le prisonnier . GaltReinhard Oehlen un avance-, ma, :
lain* fut (HAIN Vega
merit encore plus rapide ; .. Mus
gene Center de In VII' Armee
celui gull graft eu titsfluloi. . Pour preeoir celte organise. U.S., 1 Wiesbaden.
La maniere dont 11 corittut cet.: tion -clandestine du Werwelf,

Le contact Masi Etabli ave.


avancernent confIrme d'ailleurs .Gehlen s'etait inspire des strue
de que nous Steins dlt 'plus bent.. tur" ..du mouvement polonais des dIrlgearitiS du (10r
stir la tentative d'intoxlcation: de: Bor-Komorowski... L'ottleter fut Ate frodueux. En juin 1943,
que constitue Is eatupagne test- .. de . juitilixencr Service anglaise ReinhardGehlett st'italt slit&
, mah int Interdant It faire passer le chef du ).1.1.R. Trevor. Roper. qui Inter- plus tin eseilf
Fremde Heere' Oat Pour un 'roses Walter Schellenberg .au leicuteureLes archives du Prem..
ante des offtders qui,. le 20 'Inndemain de sa capture par les de' Heere Oat quitialenl leers
juillet 1944, tentrent erabattre allies, a. rapporte (7) : Sahel- -estehettes pour lea bureaux Cu
Hitler et furebt, apres leur. lenbers. nous ;a raconoi- cm'en 1,1:artier rimers) emrdealn
Wksbaden. Les prinelpaux col*thee, seuvagement exeeutes: eel .tours proches de Is debate.
Cans ris subit lc .contre-coup du- en: certain major-general von )ide/esteem tits Nervice eons/lent
20 Juillet, pas Gehlen. Au con- Gehlee, qui avail tongtemps tra- de. rombre eta des cam ps du
traire. C'est a l'epoque oil lea Table .. 1' Iliude. du mouvement prinonniers Pour slier rejoindre
cadres de la WehrmaCht ve- eland estin 'p olonsals..avalt dress4 leer chef. En juillet. tin avian
natent d'tre enures et oit an
cha-plan precis de reilchinee *A- partait pout Washington...
gue- promotion daft . sournIse - a nsende cur les mernes bases, .
it:moina . .de trots mole
l'approbation dune.. commission

....
-,. ..
politique dependant . en fait' des
at n'est pas interdit de penser.. signeer9i defalte lillterienne, le
SS, quo it maitre 'du reseau quo &est s . son plan Werwelt .. chef. , du principal- service d'esd'esplonnaue . It l'Est fut. 'Stic- que Clehlen dut as' promotion pionnage at de subversion ant,:
tessivement pr emu general-. an rang de eeneraileutnans- . soviet-km. de. Hitler 'Chill rice
par.:t'des cineraux. et off Idea's'
major (general de brtga e) Poertant. les choses evoluant
erg
. .
generaltutnant_tgen ers1 'de. -s =mune eller; evniument. Coat
nain-vreartt:m.A.
vi,,ion). Ces homiiiii ra.
ic nate
---- nt evidemmorn ti son . operation
Entre
Reinhard
ttehlen
d'usse
Ye7113rctiveme nt du ler &cern- americainr quo Crillen se
n-:, consaera easentiolleme nt Lans Part. et. d'autrc part he probre 1944 et cl. u _debut de
di
. quit led et a l'aue,t lea trou- teacu p . Sherman Kent et le
nee 1945 (3).
. ..._..... ion dont nous nes alliees occumNiern. par ofgeneral Ce brleade John MaLa commis.C
r ad
ge
aiter, une negociallon ernsvenens "de parlor :wait errits lenitive, successives les ruiner
l'acts clue Reinhard Oehlen , du III* Reich.
etnit .. sans wench, et Owe.
Sentant see Interlocuteurs eV.
lament data dr .ennrhince .. Uni.matuettruer.n.rn
e:msbereevimeminseen
r.t Dates, le chef tie Vanden (mats
Le 9 Janv1er 194 5. 11 etnit per- ...'
teajours
vivant, Fremde Reese
'''
.gon.nellement met' par Hitler.
ton
Delmer, a ecr:C sfi,
Quit, pouts sex conditions. Les
On comprend Que. dans eel.. Quand Ire armies hitJ erlenprinelpa/es etalent : etre emdes sr
e
ploye comme force d'appoint
conditions. la refonte ne. not ett, drtrulles en Igo,
vices 'pecans nests entreprtseio, ernrral (lehlen a ritunil i
allemande aux- services . U.S.,
a la veille de la defalte'd
out
. ---is'entoir
rn direction deTtt
oest
coals at pas Etre inte gre dana
Ili Schellenbers doub l er son,.,.,. tec 'documents lea 'plus
reux-ci avoir un budget en
de
son
service:
11
Amt YE d'un . Amt .. Mll . et Import...Its
plus
dollars
male n'avelr avec Ira
r
di
1r,
lime,
le,

v prentire en malt les, restes, 1 , ,gu


de l'Abwelsr dissvute n alt Pa.' see riles des agents allemende
en C.R.S.S..et dare lesCse7e
affegte Oehlen (4).
volsins 5 , Fest - t.,..).,11 ',alai, ,.
elet .., as reseals ...Weepier . I::
orree r.-earguessaria, ..111ausTer.
, noteetleesearg.',. :.,,.,
:.

tmancemen

par...
...cigarettes

Amtrlesliss que des rapport' A


la. tEte ; recevoir l'assurance
else des glen existeralt en gouvernement &Remand autenorne,
11 tut *craft subordonne rt ne
dependralt plus des Americains
n'avoir a fournir des renseiCite
le communismri-mantqusir
et lea pays de l'Est I Fexcen
lion de mute Information susceptible dc rimer It lutur gouvernement allemand : enfln tern
assure aue tons sex agent*
echapperaient aussl blest sex
poursultes pour crimes de goer.
re qu'aus recherches de a dens.
sification a slots en eoura.
- O. IC... repondirent tea
A/nit-halm et plus sp('d-element
It general Bill Donovan, chef
de l'O.S.S.; Allan W. Dulles,
le, fetter chef tie la C.I.A. et le
general George V. Strong, chef
du G 2 a t12).

Reinhard Gehlen tut mime


present* i Edgar J. Hoover.
I. chef Cu FBI (13). an &litre
gourmet en matiere d'antleom
munistne. La mist en place effective Cu resean Oehlett dart,
loll nottvran cadre arnertontn
rut conilhe A un juriste skidsEste du renseignement et *sitar
personnallte de la C.I.A.:, Loftus
Becker (14). 14 financerneat
commence lrnmediatement .de
Crux faeons : directe, 1.300.099
dollars des It debut Arlon Sefton Delmer t ai, et indirect., des
dizalnes de minters de menses%
de cigarettes gibe lea agents Cu
reseals revendaient I prix esti'
so marehe
Et steal ellait Mentat naitre
la Suddcutsche Indu.strieverwerlung. c'est-it-dire l'Office pour
la Mist en valcur industrIelle
de l'Allerna gne du Bud (slat-

--

pilan
an Lo upgarou pour
les
_
desperados .,

rCil isme
froicL))...

(A suivre.)
II Voir. dsris l'Hurnanite
dialer,- le premier article do cote'
etiquete : Quand c le general
tie Pombre a allalt A l'ecole a.
(2) Comme it fit Jurgen Thor's/41d dans Ole Welt am Swint**
du 30 novembre 1933.
(31 La dernlere de .ces deux
promotions. eelie au grade de
'seneralleutnant eat souvent paxBe* sous silence. Mason corstestee.
en Allemagne de l'Ouest. On
eomprend pourquot. Toutotois
lea 'pretty's. en sent nombreuees.
dortt .le numero du 28 luttlet
1956 des Munzingenarehiv coneseni blographte de Clehlen
.(p**9_5.623).
. (4); Alnei que nous reverts es-.
edieue dans notre preCedent srticte.A'Arnt VI Stall it CO co,
Ausiand tserviCe tie 'tomtit.- A
Petrel:user) du RSHA (Bureau
Central de 8ecitette du Reich)
Coat l'Amt IV n'etait sutra qua
Is Gestapo.
(3) Dana non ltvre a Cichy
**Tont a (Front secret). Versos!'
Ha&

161 Dane Ole Walt am Sonntaa


clu 27 'novembre 1955. Cotte isu
bilcation eat l'edition donsint.
cal. du plum . grand journal de
drolte d'Allemagne de Meuse :
Da vials paratssant A Harnbourg.
(T) Dana son !l yre a The last
rays of Hitler a (Les derniene
tours do Hitler), Londres 1947.
(6) Dana le Dail y Ex press du
17 mars 1952,
191 Dana son Here Die gram)
Hand * (La Main grlse), Berlin
1961.
(10)
Intelligent.*
Counter
Cores I service militstre
contre-explonnsge amenenin,
MI Moe of Mrs/sale ger.
vies ar/T:Pl
i'enselgri arrienta
ernori'esia nottAwnt

a ncetrf, - de'l' AV. iiikle


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2 amerionin eat
l'equIrsient ito le r sitemand
Pt du c 2e Wires)) trimests e'est-iloctire la ectton den divers
mat-msfors chsrgee di) rense
sormenc.

(1I) Falderal Bureau of .Invea


tlistlens police federal" ameri.
Caine lioni une pftrtie important"
a des ectimis du mime ordre
gut It DST en France male avec
tine
C .mairesrthyste
trim nette.
f 14) Loftus Becker n'altuit pas
(artier A faire partly - mats sane
appareltre alit audiences - du
Parquet Arriertcatri a,, Tribunal
IntrrnaUonal de 14 11r. ontietst.
Comma on he volt. l'immuntte
nes narti) de Genten 6tait
snrusement salurde. .

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2- :28-b-1968 *

1114.-i Cet home


.ett duogotetix...
.

.ANTOT Ie - 4 Doktor
tant t -le tt n'30
n
s,
tantOt le. Herr Doktor
Sehneider ),' etc...
Reinhard Celilen a le goOt
des couv
erttires.
Pour lo i. Et ausSj ..
poor son service. A lust avant
,.la couverture in
dustrielle : Sliddetitsche
trieverwertung
(Office pour la Mise en valeur
trielle de . I "Allemagne
do Sucl) .
avait-il etr one
couverture hi storic/tic: .
effet,' au retool' de \Vasilington (ij, cost SOUSEn
le couvert de l'HiStorical
Division de 1
1 tJ . s.
Army qu.'il installa le' centre de'
son rescau 4 W iesbaden.
II . v demeura
j usqu'en
1948. Nriode d'essai ? Periode d'epreuve ? Les
Amricn.in te
naient-ils a v(Tifier l 'ef1icacit6
cl'un
service nui leur cofttait djii plus de
' deux milliards cl'anciens: francs par an ?

le
itellmannxtrnonw.h
Pullach, dans Ift hnnitene dn Mdnich
slege
Era !taut : r entri.
p
e,du
Enfierret.
has : uric Idles
arml les autren dans le diddle

l'Hurnanit

si

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te d
X'oir. dens a PRIltnallin tOrents
services
(111 Len
EllPF1Orni entre en11 dlr.
de cette
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n ecrets
'Iner.
le
detocienie
article lernagne
ont tat,
rataueto
: tin chnlet
Dale* hltlerienne
tin
Alp ea
IA).
et un
waN tungton
d ank'
avian
to.
to pre/Tiler articie de
pour
cette
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Sonnt p
(71 Berwee
desae Arrtlees
2955.
a t:. Welt tun attronlleren
de l'Eat
volr len
ic di/ 27 novernere deux articles precedent.n.
Agenc y.La a Central Intelneenee titan
MI rt
Len
d'atirremon
setI VIten de procornrill(4/
etre npp
eleo
a. dont
onIP
salt Citt'enan a Republique Democratique
Alicia
7:lent inv
e ontre
la
a
Rouvernennande
Albte a des U .
n
S.A. et per
ew l
ont et aodent 1111 Anne1
due. du renversement do Mon- ristleuse
manent
portant
de Gehlen.
our In
Cm
(on IraniJuarpraux
ou d'Arbenz nu la
. RN',
tau Guatemala,.
not! t IWO
wriode
renu
Pass
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1052 Pendant
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vocational contre Cuba es
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do m om,.
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m
: 20ra
deosenes
frontuAre
et 2ens al,' oni..t0in
.746 de sabot/axe
den lagurs fermi/mires
du 8.
Hahn.

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Out et non... .7.n effet, Wane


A pant* de sa Hatiptverpart, ces deux ou trots ins no
generale) de ases our to navire C Cap. pet au t bon cceur et a la reconnaissance do ces, magnets.
fUrent pas pour Gehlen une wattling (direction
Arcona s.
a 1:Industrie lourtie tillenumin
periode d'attente s puisque coin- la Kenmannstrasee, A Pullach.
me le notate le journal Ole -dans Is banlieUe.de , Muttich, Ia 11 taudrait . utter encore des ii vers4 dix millions de marks
pretehdue
c
.
Stiddentsche
dizaines d'autres cas, tout . aus- pour is paasagn do Gehlen...
Tat (2) de Zurich : 11 cut
dein au cows des annies 46-47 . dustrieverwertung (Office pour al exemplairea... Male ce West .pouvalt *MAI acrire In. Gesamic
la
mire
en
videur
de
l'Alle- pas tout. Cat- it convient attest deutsche Itundschati cItt 20 janis poinibinte d'etendre son reseau de service secret vers rnagne du Slid) prfl donc, des do noter quo, en los mettant A v for 1956.
so naissance. en 1948, un rapt- rahri et en tour permettant
Et, depuis, Ia rnanne n'a
l'Est a; Mats, d'autre part, 11
, de ne pas perdre la main, cesse de tontber. dens les coffros
est evident. quo la recuperation de essor.
-I Reinhard Gehlen a con

de l'orgsnismo Prentde }leers


Pullach nt. le domicile do
Utillsant systematIquement ia entre 1943 et l6 creation de 0thlen, immeuble 68. it Berg,
Ost et son . insertion tie fait
oouyerture commerciale.- Gob- Ia Bundesivehr tin reservoir, un pres do Sternberg d'alre ouvert
i ten organisa eon reseau sous vivler do milltaristes. Adolf aux onvoyes des konzerns. Sublea apparences dune vast fir- Heusinger donna l'exemple en ventions
et emplois
I me'. conteterelftie avec pour tra y/1.1111'mi. d'abord A P.ullach c.ouverturc eeillUnereLe6 Is
echelons les' Generelvertretun- avant de vannaitre la belle car. Offen!: A de nombreux collabogen (representations generates) rlere quo Lon salt. Et lo
rateurs du. B.N.D.. arrivent
lee Beal rksvertretungen (venni- neral Ernst Ferber, chef jus- rindi fournir 50 de son
' sentations riglonalea). lea .Ver
se. suppression du c sten- budget A l'organisation de.
tretungen (representa(ions), .lea ding group s de l'OTAN
.Pullach. L'autre mottle est
Ur tervertretungen (sous-repri.. Washington, etc,
constitudo psi' le ftnaneontent
sentations) et lea Maio MHOo
t qUt. a titre definint, f:SG
les) . Ceci pour 1 Allemagne me- Vailleurs, des le 21. aottt 1943 passe ;le 2:1.100.000 murv.a. en
ins tandis qu'il'tranger s'Ins- Georges Pencheuler pouvalt 1956. it 43.000.000. en 1959, oi
tallatent des Residenturen (re- ecriee dans Le Monde A propos 58.100.000, cr, 1963...
de Gehlen it de see hommes
tadences).
Far e llI c sugmentation, su fil
a Avant memo qu'ait retentt
Notons quo meme iorsque to In premier bruit de bodes, des annees. tie sea mnyens
maIns.
'financiers Cl techniques.
. service Gehlen cease d'tre la lucent meme auadt stifle to preIt anirne Gehlen A voultur donclandestine Silddeutsche In- mire moteur A reaction., la Renor
plus
d'A le pi g:La HU 2ND.
duatrieverwertung pour devenIr pubilque lederalo dieposens,
l'officiel B.N.D., le voce.bulaire. g rate aux Ameticalnictrun tier- Tout on resiant lc fer dt lance
de
Itt
it
guerre
fraide it A Berlincommercial a rests en hon. Vita de ranseIgnementa et tie
011eNt et en Republique Fade.neur, et to type d'organisation eolltre-esPionnoge dont Iii re.. rale (81, ritnelen chef du ser! he fut pas modifie. Geographi- nsifleationa s'etendent cur tauquement,- at lea c finales s it te . l'Europe nrientaln at -neut. vice Fremde Hecre Ost (7) es/.
depuls dix ntis, soucleux du
sous-representations I then- etre nteme on Occident. s
(lOnner en qu e lqUe forte Line
gent souvent do siege, les
De memo Paris-rresse, tin an competence universelle A son .
o representations generates s plus tard, is 13 itobt. 1855
(installiee notamment- A Stoc. r La Republique Federate de apparel) de subversion 'et trespionnage.
king, pees de Alunich; A Munich Bonn berate autourd'hul tin
Jetons tin rapide coup crceil
memo, A Hambourg, A Darm- vice rode par amigo arts do trastadt. I Dusseldorf, A Karls- vail Indaterrompu et quo sea cur certaines de cue activites.
(In certain sourlre... Celli{
du maitre et de Vetere. Male ruhe, etc.) lout relativement adversalres memos conelderent Les pays de democratic popuqui tut to Maitre ? Et Qt1.1 fixes et les e representations comma to plus dynarnlque des laire et l'U.R.S.S. viennent,
'
Veletas
!reel:males a. plus stables. A reseaux do reneeignemente an- 'Wen sfir, au premier plan. Mats
II n'y .a pas' qu'eux. loin de la.
iretranger, les residences
ticommunistes. s
qui nient A souffrir . des activi.
En haut : Reinhard Gehlen. !aunt en general dans lea tapie
,
tag do Gehlen. La Suede, l'An'En
.
effet,
to
passage
de
'tales
avec

eelon
l'itriportanbas : Allen W. Dulles.:
ce du pays des reseauxs
e Reinhard Gehlen du giron am*. gleterre. !Italie. de tits nom-saitne.upro ricaln au contrele officio! de breux pays d'Afrique, l'AuBonn, son elevation- au rang triche. ,les Pays-Bas, la France
de Miniaterialdlrektor et Is ot l'Egypte.'notam .ment, Ont ate
nouveau titre de Eundesnach- ces dernleres annees atteints
richtendienst (Service fad-rat par lea entreprises du B.N.D.
de renseignements), o u END
Nous l'avons vu, tine des donne A son reseal: marquerent
conditions posies par Gehlen. un des premiers. Alone du redes Uinta 194,5, aux Ansel-kola4 armament allemena , t)t prirent
pour son reemplol avail. a!1 valeur de symbols. - Konrad
l'amnIstie de fait pour tous lee Adenauer out d'atileure rapprenazis gull comptalt continuer c,.
le r_ A PA valeur. qui recevalt
d'employer dans son organise...!
.r _
_
Gehlen en tide
-than. Aussi blen eat-ii de note-, ` " snuvent
ea 0e/den quo l'crtWe
a
.
nineruts.miblique quo tea ex..
i liens rignent A Pullach. Survain sovietiqiie V. Tehernnv
Ilea 5.000 collaborateurs et 12,0(4(61 a pe ainal imptiaea a ii
Qul. Comme en fait Col un
I agents de rorgantsation, on es-zhari du - Chancellor s.
... document decouvert A l'O.T.A.N.
! time que 57 'Y. vIcnnent du serpar
tea services francals en
Konzerns x Juillet
!vice Fremde Mastro Oat. de
1958, avalt ordonne
a'Abwehr-Ausimid do Canaria' it
IV'S agents de rclever lee en%,du bureau lc a do quartler '
pay&
drolts ofi pourralent etre /e
.
general de la Wehrmaeht (0.
plus efficacement places des
!KM. ) tandis quo 25 5t, done . Le passage do Reinhard Gilt- explosifs dans lee digues du
plus ' de 4.000 hommes. aunt len des Americains AUX elite.
Zuyder2ee afin d'inonder en
d'anciens /Timbres des bureaux rites de Bonn Cut Mete' .en,
Pertle Ia Hollande ?
IV (Gestapo) 'et VI '(SD-Airs- 1856. Encore faut41 teentendre
tilt''
Qui. comme nous
land de Schellenberg) , du RS our to mot passage. II eat ser
l'epoque, a activement aide.
en.- et fet qite le END a conti.
HA (5)...
.
Allemaghe merne. lea terronue (retro alsocle a la CIA
Quelques nom. d' anciene I, it 'de servlr lea de:liming lee lanes de Is a Main Rouge a
dans le aysteme des services
speciaux U.S. n'avalt pas ere talent sinsl d'itre cites qui 'MIlleux belliclites americalns contra lea patriotes algeriens
sans su.sciter- . quelqiies troubles taus flgurent ou (igurnient en- en Europe et ailleure. TouteQui souttent err Autriche it
dans lea . milleux dlrigeants des eore reeeniment parmi lee ea- Ws. Gehlen gages A Is fa- on Italic du Nord les actions
tires-'du service Gehlen, Notam.. Year de ea transfert une pins do terreur des membres de
Eta ts-Un is.
mint ceux de Franz-Alfred. Six,
libooa. ot do plus .olo.. r(Euvre Culturelle du Tyrol do

Les liberaurt formes ii, recole. SS-Brigadefahrer ( genaral de 4


Sud, de la. ligue Edelweiss et
moyens.
de Roosevelt. des ArnerIcains brigade des' SS) ; de Emil !tee Des
1948, Vanden chef du du Comite de Liberation chi
pour . qui to nazis/tie:restate ties .Augsburg. SS-Sturmbannfiihrer iterate Fretede Heere Ost exalt Tyrol du Sud (B.A.S./ ?
eceicratesse historique, es (commandant de SS) ..: da Fritz -adjoInt A..son regatta une secGui a.pris des Contacts avec
/mimes gut croyaient sincere- . n ,
.
. sten c syndicate
syndica
a. Cette sec ment A la T)glx et A lamina sehiitte: Leitstelle (dirtgiant1 ,tIon permit aux p H/r eit/aux l'ex-general Satan. chef de
l'O.A.S..
,et tut a, apporta quelentre lee peuples tenterent de ' de la Gaetano A Xiel de Franzal. grands trusts que aide contra des promesses
,sapposer a cet immoral re- Goring,. alias Wilhelm Thor-.'"'merm'
aux
iconomique s
du 4C miracle
de.
privileges
an car on is sub-.
cmplot dune betide de crimi- weld, alias-Wilhelm Tobias,
SS- lemand d'employer esplinma(eapitaine
versitin l'auralt emporte en .
nets de guerre blanchis et de )laupteturmfU hrer
rprovocation ammo France?
et le'
leurs minter* d'agents . A des des SS). de Wilhelm Mont . "
mokens do lune contre les reQuI utIllse systernatiquement.
fins dent le caractere odieux ,allas Walter Hagen, SSaSturnr- vendlcations, ouvrierea Ansel
do Franz - Win,comme Adis le armie .Vlasne leur echappalt pea: . Mais haininfiihmx :
cc furent . les futurs maccae- mer-Lamquet, SS. Standarten- hien.
d'excellentes relations as sov . toutcs les associations
d o. davelopparent-ellen entre Rel. d'amigres pour y recruter des
thystes qui Tem poral:ea. En filhrer (colonel de SS) :
Gehl " at fie s be enn""` agents et susciier des troubles
definitive, 'a pu rioter , Jurgen.Druno Kauschen. ollaallerthold r h, iiici
quo Hermann J. .Abs, Ho- dans lea pays d'origine
Thorwald '13). le chola de Geh- Xastner, 'alias Krause, Officier ear
bert Pfordmenges, Wilhelm
Ion aanctionnalt tin revirement de SS. .
Gull a envoye des arnimes
Zangen, Hermann von Siemens,

de la . .politiq ue amaricalne.
uerre , On peut MUM rer el A coil- :Max Iigner, etc. Abe, e'atuit armes en Pologne. Hongrie,
Canit le chats de is g
Yr/tigrish/vie
:et Ukraine note/nbanquier
d'Allequa
le
plus
grog
quo's name en preelsant
frolde.
-cVlihelin 7-13ttl tut POW. Ilitlee lunges de l'Ouesr, mom!", inon:.
Ce premier cap franchl, le collaborateur d'Ariolt Etch- dune trentatne de oonseils
A MULE'S COX filltXt10115, e',`St
incontes- Ilinno : title. Bruno Katischen, d'adinInistrallon ' ; PlecrImeti- teen sin` : .Reinhard
Reiriliard Gehlen Uue
it to K.'S, 0111 ,1' iiiiissat , hanonier, qua! hutt /a/unwire.
rd . Dato Sknozeny
tablement . developper son or- fuLcelld

distingurt toes vIngt conse Its Wad min ist ration,


de raw, plus ,y, Fray, sehmiat
tt
Et (late reponse, venant spree
tematique. D'autarit plus qu'is du massacre du camp de Ira- coneeiller fillemelor d Adenstier, tent cc quo noun nvons 'de
i
Washington montait store Tetoi- vallieurs etrangers ,. de File: 7.nligeti, direeiriir general dl lin tiepins le debut de col to
irind Manneliman : von 149'. taitittete, liclieVo do de:notary!'
le dun maitre A as mesure --,- (filch's-Ott, urea de Kiel. 0 " m,,,,,
dirlgestit du trust lilt cranium cet homme tat flangemaltre mats Aunt' elve Al. 2.000 snplIt's tureni tlies (runs
len W. Dulles, frere du- seer* . ..bal le Is l is It nn n" r' i, tillsld memo . nom, tin Willard do rens. Marchand d'espions. 1 06.000
neirlts
de capital ;. lIgnor, trepreneur en provneatInns me.
d
e
'Ilklion
lore
de
resivrrol
et
talre d'Etat Foster Dulles
l'henime de conflance de Og- ninque
Ia subversion, il cst
place Par Truman ,a. Is tete . de
re
rheil.
im de -ccuxqui. a Eonn.
le. C.I.A. (4) des la nalinarice de
tuellei
ii
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profiler
de
guerre.
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rever
eet instrument de preparation
sa imitation en SND wild* ernlA la guerre. ,
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t re
Can 'Cur/fence, ct
Gottien .ne fit pas en 1'e lti aP- le
toils lee' agents dtt- END.,
touts ,: eirconstances, oht ties
cc stijet.
instructions
Des instructions tres precises.

Le cheri du
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/ORIGINAL BEING POZUHED UNDER SEPARATE COVER/ FOLLOWS ------------.

1,24 JUNE.66

2.

'MY DEAR c'n

'CONGRATULATE YOU VERY WARMLY. ON YOUR APPOINTMENT AS


11 1-WISWTO
THE NEW DIRECTOILOF /KUBARK/. IT IS A SPECIALJOY TO.US THATSODISTINGUISHEDPROFESSIONAL AS YOURSELF . HASBEENJIAMED - TO, THISTOST.
PLEASE. KNOW, THAT BECAUSE OF THE LONG NISTORY%0E-OM:DIRECT:ANDAN
DIRECT COOPERATION, WE' PLACE A.VERY:SPEWL..TRUtTANiN014,,NOTONLY
ThINGIS CERTAIN.-THAT N
PROFESSIONALLY, BUT ALSO PERSONALLY .
YOU IS PERSONIFIEDTHELONG YEARS:OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF,COOPERATTON
IN INTELLIGENCE WORK BETWEEN1BpRIME:AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
GERMANY.'
1 '1 WISH YOU MUCH GOOD FORTUNE AND SUCCESS . IN YOUR VERY RESPONS4BLE OFFICE. MY SENIOR COLLEAGUES AJCAT1DE
.... JOIN ME IN THESE
.

'WITH WARMEST GREETINGS


''AS EVER YOURS
II/UTILITY/I'
.3. I AM SURE THAT A REPO TO THE AVOVC WOULD BE RECEIVED WITH
APPRECIATION BY UTILITY AND CERTAINLY WOULD BE A HELP'TOIHE-LIAISON
BASE. UTILITY FEELS HIMSELF A LONG-TIME FRIEND OFJCN1GHTISAND ANY
PERsoNAL TONE IN A RESPONSE WOULD BE GOOD.

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24. Juni 1966

Sehr geehrter, lieber Hr. Helms!


Ich mUchte ihnen recht herzlich zu Ihrer
Ernennungsum neuen Direktor des CIA gratulieren..
Ft& uns let es tosondeis erfreulich, dal) elm so .
Ste/le
herior*agender FachMann vie Sie in die so
wir durch die landUhrige
kommt.--Sie wideen, daS
.
,
direkte ; und indirekte ZuSammenarbeit nicht nur
saohlich . und fachlichsondern such persUnlich
ganz : besonderes Vertrauen zu. Ihnen babe.. let
Uber lenge Jahre hinaus nit der
.Entwieklung . der nachrichtendienstlichen Eusammen*.
arbe1t-zwisChen don Vereinigten
Staaten und der
.Dundeerepublikmerbutden.
Ich wU#sche Ihnen tile/ GlUck und:Erfolg fUr
des Schwere Amt, und die leitenden Mitarbeiter des
BND sohlieUen sich dieSen WUnschen an.
- Mit herzlichen GrUlien .
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with UTILITY,,@Holm;_@Roset
24 June 1966, 1000 hours
UTILITY's Office

1. . _In the_main this meeting was ceremonial. 1.1:


a,
_.7''to visit UTILITY_on the occasion of
brought t_Vs assumption of the
posting to Headquarters and',L
duties of COS. Expressions of gratitude for past cooperation and hopes for more of the same in the future were expressed on various sides. UTILITY again made the comment
that we are such good friends we can even differ with each
A Picked this up and said that out of a resoother. c
lution cif differences comes better understanding.
2. UTILITY presented . C- i. with a formidable and
touchingly inscribed silver platter bearing UTILITY's family
coat of arms and his own signature--- .

Aif he woilld tell UTILITY


3. @Holm then asked C..
'
what he had told Ambassador McGhee's dinner guests the
evening before about the change in administration at Head=]did.- Other topics discussed were
quarters. This ,L

press diffiqulties in both countries, the fact that UTILITY


must be the dean of the world's corps of intelligence directors, books which have damaged intelligence operations, etc. -1-

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4. UTILITY spoke about his job as head ofCATIDE and
---4,..-1
of his forthcoming 65th birthday, when he should normally
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as&M : !
be expected to retire; He said he had been asked to stay on.
He did not give any date when he did intend to retire, but
w%ftwaliL 1
he said he did not intend to stay too long. He said that
1
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the organization would need younger and More vigorous
41'
strength in its top leadership. (My recollection is that
up in the discussion of the appointment of c... -71a professional from inside the house--taking over as head of
KUBARK. This may he .a reflection of_UTILITY's thinking on
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the matter. He once told me that'@Holm "naturally" would
" Imel .
take over the vice-president spot, vacated byAWagner; who ::"
is now out on rather permanent sick leave. He - may also
expect "@Holm to take the presidency)
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were improving. He even hoped to get the Chancellor to visi'MW15.41 1
CATIDE during the course of one of his visits to his summer
home near Tegernsee.
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Dear General Gehlen:


of our departure from Europe
On- the'
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for the warm and cordial
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receptioniffordedtosPeggy:and'Ime during' our last
Tea it your home,and:then-the
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On return from . my recent leave, I found your very
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Skye in .Horthern..Scotland among cousins from
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WE ARE FORWARDING IT IN OVERALL DISPATCH FORMi RETAINING, HOWEVER,
THE REPORT FORM AS BELOW, IN CASE samg DISSEM USE CAN BE MADE OF IT.
SOURCE DESCRIPTION HAS BEEN TAILORED TO-THE.SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND
CONTEXT OF DELZNHARDT"S REMARKS. ...OgGENHARDUCHANGED THE SUBJECT OF
WHAT WE HAD BEEN HAVING SO ABRUPTLY AND WITH SUCH LITTLE FINESSE, IT
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DOI EARLY AUGUST 1966
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REPORT NO EGO153SOURCE . A POLICY-MAKING OFFICER OF THE GERMAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
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OFFICIALS ON PRACTICALLY A WEEKLY BASIS. HIS COMMENTS ARE DOUBTLESS
BASED ON CONVERSATIONS HE HAS HAD WITH GENERAL REINHARD GEHLEN, HEAD'
OF THE GERMAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE,.AND.OTHER SENIOR BUD COLLEAGUES,
AS WELL AS HIGH-RANKING FIGURES IN THE GOVERNMENT IN BONN. HE TALKS
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LIFT TROOPS TO EUROPE TO MEET THE THREAT OF ATTACK' IS BEING RECEIVED
BY HIGH GERMAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WITH GREAT SKEPTICISM. THE STATEMENT HAS ALREADY TENDED TO DEVALUE IN ADVANCE. REMARKS THE SECRETARY
MAY MAKE IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS THE VIEW OF A HIGH GERMANANTELLIGENCE
SERVICE OFFICER WHO SAID ON 10 AUGUST HE WAS REFLECTING NOT ONLY THE
ATTITUDE IN THE SENIOR CIRCLES OF HIS OWN ORGANIZATION, BUT ALSO THE
STANDPOINT OF HIS CONTACTS IN BONN.
2. THE INTELLIGENCE EXECUTIVE COMMENTED AS FOLLOWS - "THE
THING THAT IS CONCERNING US THESE DAYS.-AND'BY 'US' .I MEAN'THE VERY
SENIOR PEOPLE IN BONN, AS WELL AS OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE . PEOPLE--IS
SECRETARY MCNAMARA. HE RECENTLY SAID THAT IF THERE WERE ANY THREAT
OF A SURPRISE ATTACK FROM THE EAST AGAINST GERMANY, THE UNITED STATES
WOULD HAVE 14 DAYS WARNING OF THIS AND *BECAUSE OF THE AMERICAN ARMY'S
AIR LIFT CAPABILITY, A COUPLE OF DIVISIONS COULD BE FLOWN OVER TO
EUROPE IN TIME TO ?AVE THE SITUATION.
3. "FRANKLY, THIS HAS UNLEASHED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF
SKEPTICISM IN GERMAN GOVT CIRCLES. ONE HEARS SUCH REMARKS AS - IF
THE UNITED STATES BECOMES MORE DEEPLY COMMITTED IN VIETNAM THAN IT IS
NOW, WILL THERE BE ENOUGH AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE TO MAKE SUCH A LIFT?
WILL THERE BE SKILLED PILOTS ENOUGH AVAILABLE? FURTHER, THE COMMENT
IS HEARD THAT THE SOVIETS CAN VERY WELL SAY, 'IF YOU DON'T STOP
BOMBING HANOI, WE'LL SNATCH BERLIN.' AT THIS POINT. TWO AMERICAN
DIVISIONS ARE FLOWN TO EUROPE. NOTHING HAPPENS. THE SOVIETS QUIET
DOWN. THE DIVISIONS ARE SHIPPED OUT AGAIN. AND THEN THE SOVIETS
MAKE THEIR MOVE. IN SHORT, THE GERMAN OFFICIALS SIMPLY DON'T BELIEVE
THE AIR LIFT THESIS.
4. "THAT IS NOT TO SAY, THAT THIS IS ANY REFLECTION ON SECRETARY
MCNAMARA'S GOOD WILL OR HONORABLE INTENTIONS OR READINESS TO DEFEND US.
THE AIR LIFT COMMENT WAS OBVIOUSLY NOT DESIGNED FOR AMERICAN PUBLIC
CONSUMPTION--IT WAS DESIGNED FOR THE GERMANS. BUT PSYCHOLOGICALLY,
IT WAS THE WRONG WAY, SEEN FROM THE GERMAN POJNT OF VIEW, OF HANDLING
THE SITUATION. IT WILL BE READILY ADMITTED THAT IN THE .PAST EVERY
TIME CORPORAL JONES OF THE AMERICAN ARMY IN GERMANY WENT ON FURLOUGH,
SOME GERMAN OFFICIAL WOULD CRY OUT THAT AMERICA WAS LEAVING GERMANY
IN THE LURCH. THIS MIGHT WELL HAVE BEEN THE REASON FOR SECRETARY
MCNAMARA TO MAKE THE SUPPOSEDLY REASSURING AIR LIFT STATEMENT. BUT
IT SIMPLY /SN'T BELIEVED AND THE BAD'THING ABOUT.IT ALL IS THAT THE
FUTURE COMMENTS OF THIS HIGHLY QUALIFIED PUBLIC SERVANT ARE BEING
UNDERMINED IN ADVANCE BECAUSE OF THE DISBELIEF IN.THE AIR 'LIFT
'REASSURANCE.'
5. "THERE ARE ENOUGH DOWN-TO-EARTH; TRUSTFUL, AND BELIEVING
OFFICIALS IN THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO WHOM ONE CAN SAY 'NOW LOOK HERE,
FRIENDS, WE ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME IN VIETNAM. WE NEED 75,000 TROOPS,
AND WE PROPOSE TO REMOVE THEM FROM GERMANY NOW. WHEN WE ARE OVER 'THE
HUMP--BECAUSEA SEMI-MOBILIZATION AT HOME TO DEAL WITH THE MATTER .
WOULD UPSET THE WORLD'S SITUATION EVEICHORE .....WE I tL'IlETURN.THESE CHAPS.
IN THE MEANTIME, DON'T WORRY. WE'LL HONOR OUR COMMITMENTS EITHER BY
CONVENTIONALOR ATOMIC MEANS. THE FACT THAT WE' ARE BLEEDING AND
DYING IN VIETNAM FOR A MUTUAL CAUSE IS ONLY FURTHER PROOP.THAT WE
WOULD ALSO DO IT IN EUROPE A LOT CLOSER HOME AND A LOT CLOSER TO OUR
NATIONAL. INTERESTS.' TO BE UTTERLY FRANK, THAT' IS THE WAY: WE WISH
THE .TROOP QUESTION HAD BEEN HANDLED, RATHER THAN WIJH REASSURANCES
OF A FOURTEEN-DAY EARLY WARNING- AND AN AIR LIFT OF A comAvI
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


SUBJECT: General Gehlen's Foreign Travels

1. General Gehlen's last official visit to the United


States was in April 1961. He made a one-day visit fabr discussions with the Director of Central Intelligence on 24-25
September 1961. This was, of course, immediately after the
erection of the Berlin Wall and just prior to the arrest
of Heinz Felfe, an RIS penetration of the BND,
.2. General Gehlen was formally invited to visit CIA
in the Spring and in the Autumn of 1963. General Gehlen
found, it inconveni p nt to accent either of these invitations.
then Chief of the
In June of 1964 C
Eastern .Europe Division,.waS in Munich . and . invited General
Gehlet to visit CIA. Once 4gait,.General Gehlen found it
inconvenient to accept the invitation.
3. Me know that General Gehlen visited . London in
early 1964 and Paris in the Tall.of 1965 for discussions
with the' British and French Services. We have no further
information about his foreign travels.
4. Attached is a biographic sketch on General Gehlen
prepared in1964 as well as several.letters written to

General Gehlen in ' the past two years.

C/E/P/CE
Attachment:
Biographic Sketch

DECLASS IF I ED AND R
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Dear General Chien*


I have always attached a special inportanoe to the close relationShip between our two services and I believe strongly that this relationehip has contributed significantly to. the development of the
alliance.betwSen'the Federal Republic and the -Gaited States. Today after two decades the common requirement for .a strong bond
between our two . countries ie greater than ever. Thue & in enharking
upon my new responsibilities / feel obligated to do all I can to
preserve and strengthen the concept of a special relationship
been our two organizations. In terms efttly personal interest
and involvement dating back to the early years of our liaison&
this is a task that I take up with pleasure.
Because I am mindful that your long experience in guiding the
German intelligence effort throughout the period of the Cold War
is unique in the Free World and because I would welcome an opportunity to teak personally with you regarding certain aspects
of our Werk& I have-bonsidexid neking'a short visit to Europe and
partidularly to GerMany. thafertunateb., .66.eireuestances beyond
my control -- the pressures of the war inVletnam and . ey present
laok:of an experienced Deputy-- dictate . that I ntabeentnyzelf
fromWashington in the immediate future., -Still, however & I feel
that' it'
been too long sincewe have iscussed our many mutual
intereite. As aconsequence, I would likelasuggeat the pee-6..
eihilitythatyoutvisit us bare in Washington in the near future,
possibly' in Nemsbervtdell, from my point of view would be a
fivtittblS time.'
AS you
J is planning to visit Germany in

October and he is very =Oh lookin g forward to meeting you.


who is heading up our
vnal. be . imoMpanted by c:
recently. constituted European Division. I commend both officers
to rm.

In Closing& I earnestly hope that you viii find it possible to


arrange for a November. visit. Because of the long and close asof our organisations, I believe that they have an
unusual ability and thus a special obligation to contribute to
the mutual understanding and cooperation of our doveenments and
our countriee.

sociation

With warmest regarde,


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TO INVITE GENERAL, GEHLEN TO VISIT US SOMETIME THIS FALL. GEHLEN


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SUBJECT:

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1. On the afternoon of 9 September 1966 I received a


telephone ca.1.1 from: a
7' of the MI ' s Off ice who
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Chancellor. "L.
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ca/1 was to suggest that we send a cable to Munich explaining
our delay in providing them With an agenda.... I expressed a
willingness to send such a cable but I: said that We 'would
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Cocktails at alias DESSAU's Home on 31 August 1966

:PithmsimM
1. The party turned ouefo be more relaxed than is usual
with parties .t@ DESSAU T s. Alias DESSAU himself appeared somewhat less tense than usual, although, when the air conditioning
proved to be inadequate to the number of guests, he insisted
Cam2
rushing about making. personal apologies to each and every guest.
He seems to be genuinely proud of daughter SVbilla and discussed
BAttli
at length her activities at the University of Marquette where she
apparently earned top scholastic honors. Pe 'rhapsshe offers a form 1.....1
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2. Sybilla struck me as a rather plain girl who is wrapped


up in her 'children and husband. She was obviously Semewhat tired . g%41;mmit
from her recent'travels and, apparently, conditions in the :DESSAUhousehold are rather. crowded What with her three children and
Baerbel now living at. home. I should judge that she is quite intelligent, , but 1i4e any young mother with young and active childrealigEngi
she probably has little opportunity to pursue Anything other than. 777111q
the childrn. I did not have a great deal of opportunity to talk Eiseman!
with her husband. He is an extremely nice looking, quite young in
appearance, rather soft spoken and appeared to have a smile for
everyone. I must admit that he probably felt 'himself something
:
of a.Stranger in that crowd but . he - seemed to.handle hemselk quite 2:2111
He speaks German with a . Vienese . accent but appears equally .
at home in either English or German.

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3, I spent a good part, ef the evening talking with Count


zu , RANTZAU.: His family apparently has sizable holdings in. the
neighborhood of Eckenernfoerde but he indicated that he has not been
home for almost six years. He was stationed.in-Singapore for three..
.years:.yriorto . his assignment here in Washington. He described his
position here as that of . personal o assistant,to . the Ambassador.. He
most .
seems to enjoy his work immensely and be finds%Washington
pleasant post.. The COunt is a bachelor but-he complained that
Washington really 'doesn't live up to its reputation as a bachelor's
paradise. He seemed to be treated with a good deal of deference by
all the Germans but this is probably badcally due to his family
and position. He does have
. certain Amount of charm. He presents
an almost ludicrous figure, being somewhat short and combing his
rather. limp hair down in all directions from the crown. On the.
other hand, he is A lively and engaging . conversationa list and
probably does hit job quite well. At a later time in the evening,
I watched him in action as he arranged a meeting for the next morning
between General WESSEL and Minister von STACKELBERG to smooth out
some misunderstadding which had arisen between these two gentlemen.
He certainly held his own with both of these worthies and appeared
to have gotten the matter back on the right track.
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Admiral CRABB of the Australian Embassy. I found the Admiral and
his wife to be-a most charming couple. They both originally came
from England but they appear to be Australian to the core. They
said this was their first visit to theDESSAWs home and they
appear to have been invited because Sybilla and her husband are
Australians. The diplomatic list has the following entry:
Rear Admiral G.' John B. CRABB, D.S.C., Attache (Defense
Adviser).

5. I spoke briefly to .General WESSEL and . recalled , t6


our earlier meeting. in Bonn in 195S. . We reminisced for a time
and he then Stated that'he expected to be reassigned to Germany
next March. I asked to which job he would be assigned and indicated
that the pyamid begins to get quite narrow when one reaches his
rank. He agreed with this but said that he really didn't know to Cix.igr:'
which
he would be assigned. I asked whether his,reassignment ,
might have anything to do with the current ''revolt of the-Ganeralal.
but he denied this, saying that as he understood it, it was simply
a matter of tours being limited to three years and his time would
unfortunately be up. I can't help but recall General.WESSEL's
that she still expects
secretary's statement to :
to return to Munich with WESSEL'one of these days. Couple this
with the fact that GEHLEN's birthday is in April and you have a
rather provocative idea.

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16 Sept 66

1. Before we got to the meeting, which was , cfirst official business one with UTILITY, we accidentally

ran into alias:Degenhirdt. He gave us a few groups on the


resignation of Minister Westrick. This was in response to
a query by L
a On going upstairs to talk with UTILITY,
we got into a further discussion of Westrick. UTILITY reported what
that he was
the target.
tion report

Westrick had told him a few days ago, namely,


tired of being attacked when he really wasn't
Al]:of this is combined in a teletape informa4
EGO-157.

2. There was some waffling around about the possible


successor to Westrick. The names of Karl Hohmann and
Secretary Gumble came up. UTILITY said that there was a
feeling in the parliament that Hohmann was probably coming
up the ladder too fast. Furthermore, for a job like that,
he was possibly not suited as being an official rather than
a political person.

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16 Sept 66

3. we; got into a discussion of UTILITY's views on staff

One of his interesting comments in front of


that he really didn't think an awful lot of
the Deputy system, but preferred the Chief of Staff system.
Rolm is a little bit of both, actually, although he is designated Chief of Staff: UTILITY .spoke of the impossible
organization.
alias lm. was

Situation which might arise if a deputy were appointed to a


job by the politiCal powers and the Chief and the Deputy

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4. The above subjects were not the openinz topics of


the conversation, however. The invitation by C
to
UTILITY was. UTILITY. reacted in an astonishing way, as I
view it, I say astonishing because he has heretofore been
dragging his feet and shoving the recent invitations to
vi.sit',V0FACT under the rug: When this invitation was made,
he alMOst- acted as if it' Were. a command performance. He
seemed as if he were going to be very apologetic about not
being able to come in September; having to push it off to
October. When he found out the suggestion was November, he
almost seemed relieved that he could carry out his orders,
as it were, at a later date. He said he could not get off
in October because of, I gather, the somewhat pcaitical
unsettled situation. He said in a job such as his you had .
to be always scouting out ahead of the troops to see where
the mine fields were. I. gather that a lot of them are being
laid byYO.ATO.SK un-friends.
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Sept 6.6:,

5, Then we turned to the matter of the visit by.C7 .


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murmured something to Olias i HolMiabout the possibility of
having the two gentlemen and their wives out to his home , for
tea. We should try to take advantage of this, and I should
get off a reminder to the Chief of Station to strike 6.13low
for us in this matter. (See EGMA-69362) . . Still outstanding
is precise information about their arrival dates: This was
requested in.MUNICH-7203.
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In advance, we had tipped off UTILITY as to


3 interest in getting advice from UTILITY about how : a
the German Government could be convinced of the virtue-of
making clear to the German people our situation and mile in
Vietnam. UTILITY andijolM both explained to us that they
hafld. gone through this problem with aliasyinterstein. They
had Come/to the conclusion that chats or Conferences or talks
or pleas to anyone Would not be the ticket. What needed to
be done was to mount an operation in the German press. This
should not appear to be WOFACT's but should appear to be
CAtUSK's. This line had been telegraphed a couple of days
earlier in alias Winterstein's unexpectedilterest in Vietnam
background material, This information was forwarded in
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.7. This led UTILITY into a discussion of a matter he has


brought up with me previously. He thinks that there is a
cultural penetration going on in Germany carried out by the .
Soviet Bloc. He spoke again of the Humanistic Union. This
is an. outfit which UTILITY avers has sucked in a lot of
intelligent- .and well-meaning people with various reasonable
mottos. But . the effort is ' a softening of the German position vis-a-vis the East. This UTILITY sees as sinister and
something against which we should guard ourselves.
8. In earlier days he said he had suggested in high
.government quarters that some sort of 'an effort should be
made to fight this Eastern Bloc action. He said treat there
were various meetings and it was agreed that min:stries and
.organs of the government which were to deal with this danger
should submit plans. The committee met. :tATUS)C. was the only
one that had a plan ready. This led to further discussions
which never got off the ground. UTILITY said, "finally I
left the committee and let myself be represented byliolm."
At this.Helm:laughingly blushed and said, "Oh I'm sorry,
I forgot to report, I have left the committee and turned it
over to (alias) GoSlar." :. G6slar'is the psychological
situation man who works for aliasT.,Degenhardt.
9. UTILITY sal that it was iCATUSK's estimate that some
two hundred to three hundred million West German marks were
spent a year in-a propaganda and cultural penetration program.
aimed at West :GetMany. He said this involved penetration of
magazines, newspapers, etc. He did not back up this figure
with any-flirthet.data; , however, as . an estimate it might ba
useful in an information report. (See EGO-158) UTILITY
said that this . estimate . of 200 to 300 million DM's did not
include normal intelligence work.
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10. Alias Holm said that inside the German Government


the appropriate organizations have got together on the.
emergency law and the procedures to be followed. It is all
agreed that CATUSK will take over the CALLIKAX job.
asked whether this had been written into the draft law. The
reply was yes. The estimate is that the emergency law will
be passed this year.

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11. Interestingly enough, UTILITY said that it might be
useful for L: _a to mention in any contacts he has in Bonn
how much the U.S. Government depends upon the' CALLIKAK 'Service
for strategic intelligence. UTILITY was telling us in
effect that there was a lot of brouhaha about the law, and
the more Bonn people were convinced that Allies had a lot
to gain from it, the easier the path would be.
& UTILITY, MHolm: 16 Sept

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12. Alias Holm came up with an interesting comment near


the close of our meeting. He asked whether we were aware-it seemed to be sort of a reminder--that questions involving
intelligence outside Germany were the province of,CATUSK and
those involving matters inside Germany were the province of
. CAVATA. I immediately asked nolmdwhether something had gone
adrift or whether there was any specific case in mind. He
said that no; he just wanted to make the comment.
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13.
UTILITY asked us whether we could look int6 the
matter of ,E
.1's visa application. She
is a girl in the ,CATUSK Translation Unit who hopes to go
to the United States to work for a few months and visit her
sister. Apparently, her visa is very slow in coming through
and UTILITY thought it might be in connection with her
using the CPAVSk cover story, which might have become unbuttoned somewhere. This is a matter to be turned over to
C/MOB. He can most easily see what the problem is. Miss
.L
was born 7.3.36 in Munich, and she has German
citizenship, and her residence isC:

& UTILITY, @Holm

16 Sept 66

14. UTILITY said that 0;


-7s prison term was
coming to an end and wondered whether we could look into the
possibility of safehaven in the U.S. We said we certainly
would look into that.

SLUCE;

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15. In the course of the conversations, we were told


(dpob: 17 October
that in connection with the IC1935, Frankfurt am Main),,a German girl who was arrested in
Tashkent, the Soviets had indicated that they would be
interested in a swap for Felfe. UTILITY said that naturally
this bait. On return to the
they were not going to rise
office we found out that this had been surfaced to us through
the CZ channel and was reported to Headquarters in MUNICHis "not ours." He
7173. UTILITY said that c
said that h hid not yet asked if she was ours.
to

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16. Referring 'back to his earlier comments Ntbout the


psychological softening of Western Germany, UTILITY sent for
a book which he said had been put out as part ofCATU.Srs
efforts in :the Psych field. .It is called "East-West Confrontation in. Question and Answer ('Ost-West-Begegnung
Frage und Antwort)." The publisher is the Deutsche Arbeits. .grUppe fUr West-Ost Beziehungen . e.V., 8 Munich 13, Hapsburgerplatz 1/1. Copyright is 1966 by the Ilmgau Verlag
Paffafenhofen/Ilm. It is-a bunch of questione and answers
on . the East;-West politics. The foreword is signed by pr.
Nicolaus von Grote. CE should note the names'and-cover
organizations used in this 299-page paperback book. There
are a lot of questions; just to open the book . at one page,
. the question is: What is : the diffe:ence between the
Bundestag and the Bunde g rat? Another question is: What is
the difference between parties in the East : and. West? The
answer follows immediately. There. are two for that question:
in

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17. At one point in the conversations, UTILITY made


the comment that Special Intelligence cannot be given to the
Foreign Office or the Chancellor's office because of security
considerations. He did say it could be given, however, to
the Ministry of Defense. This is the first time I've heard
him say this, although it has been generally known to me.
He did not say, however, that they hid some of their Special
Intelligence in their regular material.

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BRIEFING PRIMARILY ON CATUSK-BONN RELATIONSHIPS.


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2. ASIS
. . HIS USUAL PRACTICE, UTILITY SAID THAT
SCHEOULEWITH HIM CONTINGENT UPON HIS NOT BEING SUMMONED
TO.BONN -FOR CONSULTATION. IF SUCH WERE CASE, HE WOULD BE
IN.TOUCH:WITH US TO MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET
1.AND
3, UTILITY MEETING AND TEA INVITATION ARE PRETTY WELL
:FIXED.
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12 OCTOBER.
2.

IN ORDER HOWEVER PRESERVE TIME FOR PAPA ONE C BRIEFINGS

AID MEETINGS 101.TH STAFF PLUS DISCUSSIONS WITH COS, VIENNA AND
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C/R OREICHLIN & L:
meeting 11 Sep 66 in Munich

22

Sep

66

Attach. OREICHLIN

5. I asked how things were going in CATUSK and REICHIIN said pretty well.
He added that I doubtlessly knew by now that UTILITY was being extended in office
for two more years. I said I had indeed heard this and was glad that UTILITY was
able to continue. I added that UTILITY always made a very healthy, lively
appearance and this was doubtlessly due to the fact that he took good care of himself and gc'. lots of rest and took lengthy vacations. REICHLIN said this was
where I was completely wrong: UTILITY still worked as hard as he ever did and
didn-t take care of himself at all? Frequently UTILITY said he was going on
vacation only so that he would have an excuse to get caught up on his back work
without being disturbed. REICHLIN added that UTILITY still knew every detail
that was going on in CATUSK and kept track of matters of even minor importance.
This made it difficult for a subordinate to try to decieve him.
6. Continuing, REICHIIN said that UTILITY had only one major failing as
a boss: he did not like to say no to people or get tough to them face-to-face.
If UTILITY saw that one of his senior officers was carrying out his duties in a
way which displeased him, he would not simply call the officer to his office
and tell him to change his way of doing things. Instead, UTILITY made his
displeasure known in many little ways, hoping that the officer would get the
point without a direct confrontation. If the officer did not get the point
over a prolonged period, UTILITY suspected willful disobedience and finally flew
up. paucHun said that anyone working for UTILITY had to be alert to the smallest nuances and spend a good deal of time guessing at what UTILITY really wanted.
7. I suspect REICHIIN'S description is a pretty accurate one. I have
previously heard from Several CATUSKers how reluctant UTILITY . is to say no to
anyone.

9. REICHLINsaid Bundeswehr is in a terrible mess. Morale in officer


corps is low and everyone is demoralized. OTUSaid UTILITY and CHUM had been
in Bonn all preceding week for conferences OnEundeswahr problems. The various
schemes being put forward for reorganizing Bundeswehr do not directly affect
' CATUSK but a large number of CATUSK officers are on detached service from the
Bundeswehr and UTILITY wanted to -Make very sure that decisions about them are
not made without his being consulted.

C/R .OWINTERSTEIWA CI
meeting 11 Sep 66 in. Munich
.3 asked if there had been any changes of Conse q uence in CATUSK.
23.
or the position of UTILITY. Wsaid no; as he had already told us, the political
parties had asked UTILITY to stay on for two more years and UTILITY had agreed.
What will happen in two years is anybody's guess. *WESSEL is no longer being
talked of as a possible replacement for UTILITY, but OHOLM is still in the running.
It remains a good possibility that a smart young politician will end up with the job..

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1. BEEN GENTEELLY PUSHING

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'S INVITATION TO HS. ON 22 SEPT , HOLN SAID UNFOR1
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VISIT, WE UNDERSTAND HOS

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SITUATION WILL NOT
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ARISE

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UTILITY's (1) proposed acceptance dates


for
a I s invitation to Hqs.

SAID THAT HE THANKS

LOOKING FORWARD TO VISIT IN NOVEMBER,

ADDED THAT T liEkE IS A "LABILE" POL IT ICAL SITUATION IN

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GERMANY, AND POSSIBLY CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT COULD KEEP

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SUBJECT: Contact with;@DESSAU. for Lunch on 23 September 1966
.1. The _purpose of the lunch was to allow : .eDESSAU to
introduce , qDr:RASP ,CL Dr:.r RASP Seems a most pleasant, young
man, quite excited about his first visit to the United States
and looking forward to being permanently assigned. It appears,
however, that the final decision as to whether or not he will
actually even come permanently to the United States has not
yet been made. In addition to influencing the office he might
be asSigned to, his report of this TDY trip will also help decide whether he is 1:o come PCS at all.
2. TL DESSAU had with him Kreide envelopes for me and Mr..
He took one document from my envelope and asked that I
on the Board of National Estipass it directly to
mates. He said that this was in specific reply to a query
made during the discussionslithRGRAU and company. He also
n and ased
gave me a personal letter addressed to c:
(We later .opened
if I could send it direct through the pouch.
this letter and photographed it. A copy is attached herewith
since it refers to EDESSAWS glans to visit the L.. -7at
Christmas time. PIDESSAU has, of course, mentioned this trip
to me previously, but the letter indicates that his plans are
apparently contingent upon the willingness of the
entertain@DESSAU and his wife.)
.
.
3. I informed@DESSAU
- that the Director has invited General
_
Gehlen to the United States
. in November and stated that General
_
Gehlen has accepted. : gDESSAU immediately indicated his great
pleasure with this development and said that he had always
pushed the "Doktor" to come to the United StPtes.. . lie referred
to his earlier statements that the visit of )cr.,E(.iFligP.IpT. would
provide-good opportunit4 ,5 for General Gehle:. to colc. I
said that I knew nothing further about the vir,:t. an . : indicated
that General Gehlen might well not want the two of them to be
absent from Munich at the same time. RDESSAU merely shrugged
,
this off, but made no further direct comment to this pOint.
He did say he was pleased to know of the forthcoming visit
and indicated that it fitted perfectly into his own schedule.
He sajd too he would arrange to have his guest room in order,
noting that General Gehlen does not like. to Sleep in hotels.
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I-queried4DESSWon the statements he had made to


during the previous evening's cocktail party concerning
the BND report about Viet Nam from French sources. I. indicated .
the vital importance which we . attached to running down the .
origin.of all such reports and asked that he give me as much
detail as he possibly could. He told me .that the information
had come to him in a form not to be considered a report and
that he was given permission to discuss it with us if he so
.desired. He then repeated in somewhat . greater detail the same
1 the night before. I
report which he had given to
have subsequently passed this in f ormation to.C/E/G/R.
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5. I . indicated to:ODESSAD . and *Dr: RASP that the first


discussion with our S and T.has . been arranged for Tuesday
afternoon at 1330 hours. 'RD. E$SAU indicated that he planned
to attend the first session and indic n ted that he would decide
thereafter whether to come to any further sessions. I told
them I would meet them in the lobby of our building shortly
before 1330 hours on next Tuesday (27 September 19J5).
G. I paid the check.
7. '@DESSAUrexhibits a rather odd sense of security at
from the
times. In extracting the report for I:
Kreide envelope, he excused himself from the table and went
outside after unsuccessfully trying to find the particular
report while sitting at the table. He attributed this action
to security and apparently had no difficulty in finding the
report once. outside. At another point in the conversation
when he was relating to Me the report from Paris he paused
whenever the Waitress was near saying that he felt she did
speak German.( Earlier, because of aDr. RAWs difficulty with
the menu, we had asked this particular waitress if she spoke
German and she said that she did not.)
'
S. Later on in the afternoon,@DESSAU . called me to indicate
that he had just received the concluding report of the Moldau
series. It was rather late in the afternoon and he said that
he no longer had any method of getting the report to us. He
said, however, that two sentences sum up the report quite nicely
and he asked if - I would take them down. I said that I would and
I would see that they were passed on to the proper parties. After
having read the two sentences to me, ALindicated that they were
particularly aimed at those who believed that the aefivd of
the Soviet Bloc Armed Forces is not as great as it once was.
passed the report as he dictated it to C/E/G/R.

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8131 BERG BEI STARNBERG, DEN 22ND SEPTEMBER,
1966
"NR.68

"REINHARD GEHLEN

"DEAR MR. HELMS,


"I WISH TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR KIND LETTER OF SEPTEMBER
I .APPRECIATE VERY MUCH YOUR FRIENDLY REMARKS ABOUT OUR SERVICE.
1ST.
BUT IN RESPONSE rSHOULD STRESS THAT WE ALL ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY ABOUT
THE CHOICE YOUR PRESIDENTMADE IN APPOINTING YOU HEAD OF THE CIA.
.

AM

LOOKING FORWARD:
''I THANK TOUFOR.YOUR KIND INVITATION, AND I
TO .SEE:JOUAWNOVEMBER, IF NOTHING HAPPENS WHICH MAY MAKE IT NECESSARY
FOR ME TCYSTAY HERE. AS YOU KNOW THE SITUATION-FROM THE GERMAN :DOMES'
EVENTUAL CHANGES.
TIO POLICY-POINLOVVTEW IS AT PRESENT A BIT LABILE.
WITHIN THE,GERMAN GOVERNMENT.WOULD KEEP ME HERE FOR A WHILE AS I EXfkt.
PLAINEIYMOREDETAILEDLY TO MR. CLINE. AFTER ALL, I HOPE I WILL BE
ABLE TOMAKE'THE TRIP IN NOVEMBER, AND I MAY SUGGEST AN APPROXIMATE
DATE- DURING THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER.
.

"ALL-GOOD WISHES FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR HEAVY TASK AND MANY REGARDS
TO ALL OUR FRIENDS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION.
'WITH CORDIAL REGARDS,'
:TCERELY YOURS,
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22nd September,
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Dear Mr. Helms,


I wish to thank you very much for your kind
letter of September 1st. I appreciate very much
your friendly remarks about our service. But in
response I should stress that we all are extremely
happy about the choice your President made in
appointing you head of the CIA.
I thank you for your kind invitation, and I
am looking forward to see you in November, if
nothing happens which may make it necessary for me
to stay here. As you know the situation from the
German domestic policy point of view is at present
a bit labile. Eventual changes within the German
Government would keep me here for a while as I
explained more detailedly to Mr.q,Cline. After all,
I hope I will be able to make the trip in November,
and I may suggest an approximate date during the
middle of October.
All good wishes for success in your heavy task
and many regards to all our friends in your organization.
With cordial regards,
Sincerely yours,

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CONCERNING TIMING UTILITY AND PEGENHA'ADT:TRIPS. ALTHOUGH


. HE HAS NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO CT HARD AND FAST DATES, HE .
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UTILITY AIMING AT DATE DURING LATTER HALF OF NOVEMBER. TO
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PRETTY WELL. IN HAND AND HOPE THIS WILL PERMIT US TO MOVE


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IN EXPECTATION THAT UTILITY NOT LIKELY TO ARRIVE HERE

BEFORE LATE NOVEMBER, HQS APPROVES ALIAS DEGianuittur VI SIT FOR


WEEK OF 7 NOVEMBER. DO NOT DESIRE INVOLVE SENIOR WOFACT OFFICERS
IN TWO VISITS TIMED TOO CLOSELY TOGETHER.
2.

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IN BOTH

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AT HQS FROM 7-9 NOVEMBER,

10 NOVEMBER AT LNSHOE , AND SHORT FIELD TRIP FROM 13-16 NOVEMBER


IF DEGENHARDT SCHEDULE PERMITS.

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GEHLEN Reinhard

SKETCH

(@Dr. Schneider)

Born 3 April 1902 in Erfurt, Reinhard GEHLEN has been


head of the END since it began. While he will be due for
retirement in April 1967, BbnrOapparently has asked him to

stay on for one or two years thereafter.


Now a Lieutenant General in the Reserve, GEHLEN entered
military service during 1920, was commlasioned a second
lieutenant in 1923, and was assigned to the German General
Staff in 1937. He rose to brigadier general during World
War II, ending up as the top intelligence authority on the
Russian front. He was diimissed by Hitler ("get rid of the
man; he's crazy") for a factual briefing of the Russian
Order of Battle in February, 1945.
Having preserved his Russian OB files, he interested
the U.Sd-"Army in . his intelligence capabilities. After spending nearly a year as a POW in Washington, he returned to
Germany in 1946 and activillted his intelligence organization
under U.S. Army sponsorship. Custody was transferred to
WOFACT during 1949 and continued until the BNO was legalized
in 1966.
Mr. Jim Critchfield, who knows him well, commented after
a 1963 v*iit: "Gehlen n s highly personalized domination of
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German intelligence extends without interruption back into

the late years of the war; he has survived all his counterparts in NATO; he is in

this sense the dean or the Western

intelligence world. In the past, few years his own relationships With the Europeans has grown; his personal ties with
America have declined. The passing of the Dulles family,
Adenauero e final desire to consumate rapproachement of
France and Germany in his own lifetime, and the early indifference of the Kennedy administration to Germany further
contributed to the erosian of his orientation. He apparently
foresees a growing diminution of the U.S. presence in Europe,
is reinforcing his European ties and is initiating a subtle
disengagement from the 'special arrangements' with us."

Concerning this "sub*: disengagement," think it is


in part, at least, to be explained as

growing-up and away

frcim , the old tutelage position held by us vis-a-vis MID and


as well known by Jim Critchfield. GEHLEN has told me, in
effect, that he does not like to appear in the eyes of Bonn
as a puppet of the Americans. This may account in part for

the fact that, after years of hesitation GEHLEN has now


picked up ties with MI-6. One of his most trusted officers
was sent there as Chief of Station.
I do not think that this broadening of contacts means
that GEHLEN has weighed all factors in the balance and decided systematically to distance himself from us. He often
refers to the fact we are good and old friends, adding that
,
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we can afford the lu*ury of frankness one with the other.


He does not hesitate in his frankness when he feels he has
been wronged; and when under fire, he attacks.
Our relations with him were troubled

when

we refused

to accept his son4n-law as his Chief of Station, Washington. He took this as a personal affront.
The discovery of a Soviet agent in a senior post on
his staff was a traumatic experience for his organization.
Although he is a friendly social companion he eschews
representational life.
His penetrating and steadfast gaze while concentrating
on his conversational partner has earned him, among the
Americans who know him, the name "blue eyes"

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3. oeller , said that UTILITY has wanted to get him out


of the headquarters for some time. UTILITY has told'jioellerthat he is too active, that he has too many contacts, that
he stirs up too many thhgs. (We had several eschanges about
making omletes without breaking eggs, etc., when he made this
Comment. I also reached . in my pocket, saying, "Where's that
contract; we look for that kind of officer!") Furthermore,
apparent13004-1.h ad some run-ins with UTILITY concerning
UTILITY's brOther Guisseppi in Rome. .'Guisseppi operates
outeide-the-Meain Liaison Division directly under UTILITY.
Although he in a brilliant man and had a wonderful career
ahead of him in science or mathematics or something as an
assistant to Professor Heisberg, he has. instead become a
dilettante and a Roman lmunge 7 liszard. The lack of discipline
in this matter has upsetAioeller:considerabl y . This confirms
what C.
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has been eliciting from OWilden for some time.

said that another thing

was

annoying to UTILITY.

Apparently,qioeller (whilc I was away on home leave) was


trying to knit together the threads of contact between
-WOFACT and'CATUSK following the c= -a case. This seemed
to annoy UTILITY, who was looking for a "high-level political
resolution" to the problem, rather than just having the
working-level boys get together and smooth the thing out.

MILO .0 C

Venooller

4 Oct 66

4 Particularly griping to Moeller was the matter of


the recent promotion of alias Seidel: , kooller's slot was
previously occupied by General AMertens. cMoellar had every

anticipation, then, of being able to make Genera/ in this


,-slot. After being retired recently for disability, Merten's
Generirls slot was transferred to another part of,CATVSK.
SurprIse--it was to the Comma Division, to that UTILITY's

brother-in-law, alias ,Seidel, could get a promotion to


General. This outrageous bit of nepotism was Something with
which CATUSKERS apparently have had to live for a long time.
The foregoing information is forwarded in EGMA-63372.
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3. AliesAiollSreiterated that the outlook for the
UTILITY visit to . ILS.. still seemed stable at the seoomd.
half of November.
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Memorandum to: Chief, Support Branch


: Chief, Munich Liaison Base

From
SUBJECT

Exchange of Receipts as an Accommodation


for UTILITY

1. As reflected in my contact report for 4 October 1966


with alias Holm, I performed an accommodation for UTILITY,
President of CATUSK, which apparently has been performed by
my predecessors as well. He had asked me to oblirre him in
this affair when I visited him to introduce c__
2. Attached you will find two receipts, each in the
amount of DM 400, signed "Schneider." This is the alias
used by UTILITY. One receipt is dated 23 July 1965; the
other one is dated 27 June 1966.
3. IVI6-KETiFfii%7-76.1E6ififiii7fEif,,i3.7iigning two other receipts
of DM 400 each with myWTOR - Compound alias ilurm.."

4. This exchange of receipts is apparently something


done by UTILITY in order to protect himself against the
Federal Accounting Office. I gather that he makes a contribution to the annual picnic or company party for his
employees. He must use company funds , for them, and apparently
we have been obliging him in this respect for a number of
years. No actual money changed hands.
5. The receipts I received from Schneider are attached.

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3. Confirming r=
said that bare-bones fact of the'inatterie - that, ,UTILIT/ wants
him out from under foot. S.- a Said UTZLITT-had not personally
informed him of his transfer but had' told him through alias
Holm. L 3said he had not been "in the presence" for many
=
months. He said UTILITY had once told him that he was "too
active," he "stirred too many things up," and he "had too many
contacts." L a said UTILITY was irritated at " efforts
-1 case when UTILITY
on working level to smooth over C
wanted a "high-level political solution." r_ 3 added that he
end UTILITY had some differences of opinion on the activities
of UTILITY's brother Guisseppi in Rome. The brother, whom C 3
described as "a genius, a talent," who could have made a brilliant career had he stayed as assistant to Professor Heisberg,
is now a dilettante. He operates without discipline in Roman
circles and, furthermore, does not work through the Foreign
Liaison Division but under UTILITY. Obviously, this sort of
free and loose operating rankled C 3

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said that one capping injury had


been done him by UTILITY. C
explained that his predecessor
as Chief of Foreign Liaison, alias Mertens, was a general
officer. t_ lsaid that normally, then, he might have ex
pected to be a general officer himself. (Although he admitted
1 his s/o:: did not carry a star; Mertens' came from elsewhere in
CATUSK.) But when Mertend was retired from active duty on
1 grounds of health, the slot which Mertens had was transferred
to the Commo Division of CATUSK. UTILITY's brother-in-law,
alias Seidel, went into it and WAS pro tly promoted from
Colonel to Brigadier General. 5_ 1 a. " tted that Seidel
deserved the promotion, but he said this blatant piece of
nepotism could not help but embitter. him. He said now his
, chances for making one star were gone.
4. Additionally, LI-

S.
.commented philosophically:that he was use to this
tart of upset in his life. In 1960 he had been hastily called
by.:UTILIT1to stand .by; he was needed urgently, in Paris. He .
wassent. ; ....)however, only in 1960. : And then, L 3condluded,
whn .;y9FACTrWoUld not accept UTIL/TY's son-in-law as Washington
representative, UTILITY's daughter came crying to UTILITY,
sayirig,':"Daddy,. you promised us a post abroad," to which
UTILITY:,replie4,_"Yes, I know, what do you want?" The answer
wasl'aria, and
found himself back at the old headquarters
grind.

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CONTACT REPORT

with UTILITY and c


10 October 1966, 1030 Hours
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10

Oct 66

1. This meeting was at my instance to convey to UTILITY


the fact that Headquarters was not in a position to take
A. into safehaven. This was conveyed to him in the
form of Blue Memo No. 35129, in addition to an oral presentation. His response was a reiteration of the problem as
CATUSK saw it. The main fear was that he might be assassinated
despite the Germans' best efforts and this would discourage
further defections. This went out to Hqs in MUNICH-7375.
& UTILITY, Offolm 10 Oct 66
GERM GOVT) E
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2. Then we got into a long discussion of world affairs.
UTILITY was in one of his plain truths for plain people moods
and let off his feelings about Secretary McNamara, President
Johnson, Chancelor Erhard, and a few other assorted people.
I have attempted to bring these together in the form of an
information report, No. EGO-163.

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' C11 October 1966, 1500 Hours
UTILITY's Office

and

1. This was primaril y a hello-and-get-acquainted


with UTILITY. Holm had met
and E
meeting for
3 before; they had greeted each other cordially before
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the meeting.
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2.
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3 opened up by indicating to UTILITY that he
heard about him for years and years, bUt he unfortunately had
never had the opportunity of meeting him. _Reference was
also made to UTILITY's forthcoming visit to see
UTILITY was not forthcoming, as I had hoped, in
giving any hard dates for his proposed visits to the States.
Ha did comment on his feeling of closeness to
_3 had always had some
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3. In the course of the conversation, the subject got


3 said that we had increased our
around to Yugoslavia.
interest in Yugoslavia and were, in fact, preparing a study of
field grade and lower Yugoslav Army officers. He floated the
question as to whether CATUSK had any information about this
category of persons. He added that we would be grateful for
anything that CATUSK could offer us. UTILITY said he didn't
think there was anything at hand but would be glad to be
hdkoful if he could. This should be the subject of further
conversations here at the Base. The discussion brought from
UTILITY the comment that: "Perhaps we should be looking a
little more closely at Yugoslavia," (i.e. if you are.).
L.

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11 Oct 66

4. The discussion turned to Vietnam. CI


briefly
touched on a YOFACT development in the scientific field to
which it could be determined that a man has recently touched
or rubbed his clothing against metal such as in a gun or a
light machine gun. This was proving very useful to the
Armed Forces in Vietnam. This obviously intrigued UTILITY,
a certified gadget-man. The discussion of Vietnam went on
a little further, especially UTILITY's offer (after a C:
presentation of the problem as seen in our eyes) to plant
some Vietnamese material in the German press. From a Base
point of view, the interesting thing was that @Holm commented
that the material could not be simply spread broadcast in,
for example, a handout form but had to be given personally to
each newspaperman mx as an "exclusive." This solves one of
our problems here in that if we can send over smaller bundles
of specific story material, imrusx can use its modus operandi
of reporting to give an "exclusive" . to one newspaperman after
another.
5.

In a turn of the conversation concerning Vietnam,


(based on previous briefing material) commented that
"I understand that McNamara is not the most popular man in
Germany." This brought an appreciative chuckle from UTILITY,
who had been Darticularly harsh on McNamara to me the day
before. E_
3, however, developed the theme a little to
say that the fact that the American Army was for the first
time prepared for the war it was fighting could be attibuted
to McNamara's insistence that troops be prepared to fight as
our Special Forces are prepared. This was easily understood
by UTILITY, who knows that we have Special Forces troops down
here in Bad Toelz. In fact, they do some training for the
.CATU S KERS. The conversation veered around to the Sino-Soviet
situation and UTILITY got an opportunity to comment, as he
and his organization do, about his contention that the Soviet
attitude vis-a-vis Europe is "offensive." The day before, 1
he had been speaking to me about the great American error in
believing that the Soviets wanted a detente.
briefly mentioned one of the peculiarities
6.
of the American political scene today, being the far-out "new
left" who regard normal Communists as something of sticks-inthe-mud. UTILITY was reassured that these/people were not a
political factor of any importance.

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28 October 1966
MEMORAMDUM FOR THE RECORD
SUBJECT: Lunch vith'i47Di5At
sr on 28 October 1906

1. I arranged to have lunch with ODESISMLat the Marriott


Restaurant at 12 o'clock on-28 October _196p. This WM the
first opportunity I had had to see: 42143; 84 since his return
from Bermuda. He looks brown and fit and indicated that he
enjoyed:Dermuda.very.much.
2. Our first-topic of conversation was the resignation
of the four PD? Ministers from the Erhardt Cabinet. IMMO
expressed dismay at this turn of events and we briefly 'discussed the legal_ramitications which now Cave the German
g overnment.ODESSWindicated that no one in the German Embsteey
had any great amount of insight into the aituation in Germany.
He commented that the latest, information referred that the
,Bundesrat had unanimously rejected Erhardt's budget proposals.
.:9DHOSAUjrefdirred.to earlier contentions that the SPD should
be- adMitted into the government immediately following the
Nerdrhein - westfelet election debacle. He stated his view that
the SPD was in a position in that they could insist upon greater
concessions than heretofore. . He stated. that in his personal
view a SPD government . was preferable to any atuation which would
allow the view of rranz Josef Streusslo be heard in the government.
S.
JMUtook from his pocket a cable from4HOW which
he allosid.me,to'read.. 10SPWerote that he had passed to
C:
:3 a letter fiUTILITT to the Director indicating
that . becaUise - Of. the internal political situation, umay requested' a postponement of the November dAte of his visit-to the
United. States. The cable continued with the note that@SOW
and c_
za leould_get togetherAn order to propose a new
date. :I IhanktCUMOSAIrfor this information and aske&whether
he felt the Situation - might have any effect upon the quazgammt:
visit. 11DESSArsaid that he did not believe it would.-

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Der Prasident des Bundesnachrichtendienstes

' 28. Oktober 1966

Oeheim

Lieber Mr. Helms!


Wir haben hier infolge der Finanzlage der
Bundesregierung eine schleichende Regierungskrise,
die jetzt zum Austritt der FDP-Minister gefUhrt
hat. Sie wissen cher aus eigener Erfahrung, wie
sehr die Stellung des Dienstes durch eine etwaige
Regierungsumbildung und damit verbundenen personellen Veranderungen im Kanzleramt berart werden kann.
Ich milichte Sie daher um Verstandnis bitten, wenn
ich meinen Besuch noch etwas versbhiebe, bis wirklich wieder ganz klare Verhaltnisse entstanden sind.
Ich werde mich darn mit Ihnen wegen eines Termins
fUr meinen Besuch erneut in Verbindung setzen. Abgesehen davon, daB ich mich freuen wUrde, Sie und
unsere anderen amerikanischen Freunde drUben wiederzusehen, bin ich doch sehr an einem auf weite
gerichteten Gesprach mit Ihnen'interessiert.
Wenn mir auch gesagt worden ist, daB ich voraussichtlich noch zwei bis drei Jahre im Amt bleiben
mUsse, so will ich .doch rechtZeitig meine spatere
mindestens
Nachfolgeschaft so regeln, daB em :
10 bis 15 Jahre nachrichtendienstlich erfahrener.
Beamter oder Offizier des Dienstes die Leitunglibernimmt. Letzteres nur ve'rtraulich persOnlich fUr Sie
Mit herzlichen GrUBen bin ich in Verbundenheit
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SUBJECT: Telephone Contact withODESSAU on 31 October 1966

1. 1MC1IRAU called and said that Dr. RASP had obtained


RASP
the answers he was seeking. Be indicated that
7--1 on Sunday, 30 October and had allegedly
had called CI
_D that the DDMIT would be most happy
learnod from C_
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they wore proparod to do so as soon as @Dr. RASP roturnod PCS
to the United States. (SO used the words "Bogruomen" and
"Seroit7) 4DESSAU said that he and @Dr. RASP wore pleased
with this decision but @DESSAU Raked that it be communicated
to him in some kind of formal manner. This took me somewhat
by surprise as it seemed to be diametrically oppozod to the
of the =Ur
information which I had received from
on Friday, 28 October. I said tbe4DESSAU that it was my underotanding that no formal decision had been reachod and I indicated
that it would be necessary to get Munich into the act before
a formal decision could be made. 'ODESSAV said that he understood this completely and said further that he was even at that
moment dictating a letter which @Dr... RASP would carry back with
Lila for presentation to our base in Munich. I understood that
was to be the formal notification from the BAD to
this letter
CIA that they are sending @Dr. RASP here an their reprosontativo.
I told @DESSAU that we could hardly fully react to a proposal
until such time as a formal request is made and I indicated that
his answer would have to await receipt of the letter from the
SND.
.watuar. said that he was also writing a letter to the
Doktor" urging his not to delay too long_in . naming a new date
fox hie visit to the United States. 411DESSAU expressed soma
concern that CIA representatives fully understand the reason
for Go/lien's desire to postpone his visit and he asked whether
I had any indication that there might be sons miaunderetanding.
I ropliod that insofar as I had heard anythingat all, it had
reflected a complete understanding of Gehlen'a desire to postpone the visit because of the internal political situation in
Germany. 11DESSAU said that in his letter to the "Doktor" ha :had euggented the month of February as the most minable time
to ro-sohedule the visit. He said that he bad, picked February
feeling that it was too close to Christmas to try to re-schedule
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the visit for this year. He stressed, however, his conviction that the visit should not.be.delayed unduly.
. 3. ADOSAU . noted that he had been extremely buoy_
ovor . the_weekond . in that he had two house guepte,d0r.AUW:
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on Sunday afternoonand that Dr.
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4. We apoke briefly about the*upgwougrvisit
but only to rehaeh matters whichwe had previously din. mussed.. 1114pSAIVeald that . he'vould not be available on
Tuesday (1 VOVOtber) since it is a German holiday. He
indicated that ho . planned to epend it at home doing SOCA
work which had been neglected, liSe, relaying a carpet
runner on'his stairway, Cleaning-rugs, and generally helping
to straighten up the house. e . said that he would be in
our building on Wednesday for his usual briefing and as
planned to see each other then.'

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. in this.aasignment as long as the Group remains hare) nines
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letter to Chancellor Erhard.recoMmending that 'wessel be
designated as the. successor to Gehlen as head of tho German
Intelligence Servico,. This'proposal apparently emerged
from the discussions:leading to the.. designation :of. Trottnor!a
- auccesoor. BeCELuati,,of hits rank,' Wesisel.Can
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yearn ;inohington on the NATO Standing Grou,p have brotz;ht
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have been ccrrdials It to Quito cloar
1 40 dose not report to him.
or example, Vest:sel s c.onvarat-,Inn.....:'?.1
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1. In a private oonveraation 9 November 1966 t .
conveyed to me a meseage from Gehlen.. The thrust of the
i
meosage was that Gehlen wanted to assure the Director that
hie postponement of his visit on this occasion was solely
due to the . political. crisis in Germany. Gehlen said that
he was atrare that his failure to be responsive to a series
of invitations from various Agency officers over the past
itrams
few yea-re had . been read within CIA as having political
connotatione. 'Also, Gehlen was aware that lie hod been
labelled a "Gaiillist" by. individuals who wore not directly
and. fully aware of his political views. Geh/en told (..1_
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corning the importance of a politically unified Wootern,
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Europe within Co integrated Atlantic Community rained ..
unchzuged. le thought . that much that Da Gaulle had attempted..ix.
to do was entirely -consistent with this concept; not all :. ..A..).=24
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n aid that Oehlon *. ...., .2 had noitherinatructed . nar authorized him..th bring up this
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on the significance. of the use of the official USO-Denn
channel to oxtond and obtain approval of the visit. Gohlon:
Director l o - . had been advised that the first word of..
invitation vame'from the Amex'! an Ambassador in Bonn to,
Westriek in the Chancellor's o.:fice.
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significance. I said that I did, by coincidenoe,-Unew something of the oircumstances ubiah had accidently led to same)
activity ln.official channels concerning tho'Directenoo

.notation..It had been a pura accident and no oignificahes

.,
:1; said that ho had..:',..et all ahoula be ottacheTto it.' '
assumed this and had told deblen that in his five year 10 ' - '
Washington he had never gotten the impression that the. :' : ......
*Director consulted with tho &Jaw:terve-State on
- top levele,'
CIA liaison contacts.
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CrlichLeld

JAMES U. CRITCHPIELD
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7 wss invited to UTILITY'S brother's nome-on


11 November 1966, on which occasion
para. i.e. "jTILITY's b rother said that he had just returned
from a visit to his brother, whom he found to be particularly
enigmatic. UTILITY had introduced his successor (a general whose
name

the brother did not volunteer), l ut accordin . to our host in

Rome, it does not ap,ear likely that UTILITY will retire on schedule..."

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32W-2-3611 (CA)
:OATUSK
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17 Nov 66

1. This meeting was for the purpose of passing our


Yellow Memo No. 35537 on the ATUSK PSYCH book Ost-West
Begegnung in Frage und Antwori. UTILITY was obviously pleased
that we had been so -giterested in his propaganda work and brought
out a book about the Russian Army on the Silesian Front in
1945. It is a documentation of the excesses on the civil
population. This also led to a discussion of :CATUSK's little
paper called Die Orientierung. A full discussion of this
little paper and the possibility of what it may offer to us
is dealt with in EGMA-69580.
L

& UTILITY 17 Nov 66

2. I mentioned to UTILITY That I had just come from a


meeting with@Ackermann. I said that we were discussing his
automatic data processing trip to the United States, and
figuring out how by continued consultation we could set up a
system whereby the , CATUSK operations did not go down any paths
we had already found out were not worthwhile. UTILITY said
he had sent me a message on the matter. This is dealt with
in EGMA-69648.
--.32W-2-29/1

(WEST GERM GOVT) L

J & UTILITY

17 Nov 66

3. We then got into a discussion of the situation in Bonn.


This was covered in a rather long cable to Chief of Station
for background/eading. (See MUNICH-7732) UTILITY does not
seem to be such an enemy of Franz Josef Strauss anymore. He
prefaced remarks about him, however, with the phrase that he
was no special friend of Strauss', but went on to speak well
of him for his undoubted capabilities. He also spoke of having
seen Wehner of the Socialists recently. This was in connection
with a book we were discussing, Ost-Wect BegegnurT. UTILITY
also had soMe comments to make about McNamara again. These
were forwarded in an EYES ONLY cdie to Chief of Station.
(MU1IICH-7731)

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2 - 801 for forwarding
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I. WHEN unarrwAi-s pEAKING ABOUT THE DEFENSE SECRETARY
AND HIS ALLEGED REPUTATION AS A LOGICAL, COMPUTOR-TYPE
THINKER, HE GOT A:BIT CARRIED AWAY WITH HIMSELF AND SAID,
"YES, BUT YOU NOTICE THAT MACHINE-LIKE LOGICAL THINKING
(I.E., WITHOUT HUMAN FEELING BEHIND IT) IS A CHARACTERISTIC
FOUND IN THOSE WHO ARE CARRIED AWAY To THE ASYLUM." HE
IMMEDIATELY REALIZED HE HAD SAID SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT
BEYOND THE BOND OF PROPRIETY AND HAD THE GOOD GRACE TO LOOK
A LITTLE FLUSTERED AND SAY THAT OF COURSE HE DIDN'T REALLY
MEAN THAT THE WAY IT SOUNDED. BUT THERE IS NO QUESTION IN
MY MIND THAT FOR SOME REASON HE REALLY-IS THUMBS DOWN ON
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IN VIETNAM ABLE TO FIGHT THE KIND OF WAR WE ARE CONDUCT/!G
THERE). HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT "EVEN YOU PEOPLE IN/WOFACT

HAVE SUFFERED A LITTLE FROM HIM." I TOOK JOCULAR STAND


SAYING, "WHO AM I TO HAVE A VIEW ON SUCH MATTER?"

2. THE IMPORT OF THIS

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NECESSARILY PICK UP THIS TYPE OF ATTITUDE ON HIS atm (UNLESS


AS THE RESULT OF ALLEGED "INSIDE POOP" FED TO HIM BY
fiESSAU. T. IN WASHINGTON). I'M MUCH MORE CONVINCED THAT THIS VIEW
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Chief of :3t..-Ition, Germany; L.-Chief, 3.7u.-zich Liaison Base
Chief of Base, Berlin

faiiiiine/CAT,TWCATUSIt-

Meeting with (413ROCK


. InH
Holland

1. Forwarded herewith is a Contact Report on a meeting- I had with


The Hague on C. November 19(.10 . , The meeting was cleared
in ac.Tvance with
-= and r-2. Ey chance . .GCASTR .Ot was in Berlin the day before; went to
Holland and I advised him that I planned to call ROC,- ,C1,271`Hte!.2.
made no comment and assumedly advised UTILITY of my Intentions.
3. 7,hen I spoke to.B.APC)4,

I told him of my conversation with


..egano p and suggested that
he report our meeting to.pATusx

Headquarters through his own channels. 4Rpcx said hiOi1d 'do


so.

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10. By this.tirneignoc.x.was rulining ciut . of. new thingStO.say about


his situation and work in gOtancl, go I asiced . how things were getting
along at ., C.ATI.TpK Headquarters. PROC4 ,said there was essentially
no change; the orc,uni7ation was as bin:a-apt as over and would certainly
reseain so as long as UTILITY staYed in office. DRQCX .said he now sees
UTITITY only every three months or to when he makes his periodic
visits to 7elunicia. The last time he saw UTILITY he was struck by the
fact that UTILITY seemed to be aging . very rapidly. During this meeting
5 was also present and trio conversation touched on the
..
<to.-reaints
necessity of services like . CATiNig. and.
excellent relations with_NyQ.F.ACT. UTILITY said he certainly ag reed
and for this reason had once selected the best man he could find in his
act as liaison officer
,
service (an obvious reference to
to-WO:FACT. However UTILITY added withsome bitterness, -771017.1.C.T.*.
haedeeidad that the officer he.selected was not good enough for them.
No more was said, but .B4OtZis sure Sr= UTILITY's attitude that his
feelings toward Tyr,01.7ACT . iiave not changed for the better.
U. .B.ROdIC next. commented on umarrs sensitivity to being called
an American stooge and the postures he occasionally cuts toprove he isn't.
3.3gQ. Kwaid .that a good rule of thumb in judging UTIL1TY's actions is the
Eila of his audienee. If he takes out after
in a loud voice
before an audience he is doing it to demonstrate to other Geri:eaves
t:Ist he is not a..."017ACT puppet. If he calls in the . WOE.'ACT.Chief
of Station. for a private conference and complains about something
then he really means it.
12. I asked if Dife.Cli:had heard any recent rumors about who .
would replace UTILITY. _BROM said that UTILITY was still
C.etermined to remnin in office as long as there was a breath in his
body. Ile had even kept alVAGNIra, cid: as he i. cras, in office as
.viee-president in. order to keep the elnestion of new leadership ".or
CileTUpl.C., frorn coming up. However, there continuos to be a lo; of
cutrl tion about his eventual E.:U, Card C Or ? 4110 IDOSt . of this Coat: nled
to revolve around General GerbeeedINT:SSEL and ..C;i1i.OL7.41. WESSEL
ecenes to fear he is not going to get Oral van LUET,:. ,14..::Z2EGG's position
reld is actively mrepaigaing for the job.. liov;ever, .If01'. 71t has won a
great deal of recovaition for his ability to handle bothIll:C411;17 .i's job
v f. .d his own and his chances are improving. The final choleo lyetteen
the.la two men and probably other candidates will depend on the political
situation and new government in Bonn.
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13. :E49Citsaid UTIT .rrY continues to wheel-and-deal , with Dorm
1.,oliticiare..,- in an effort to save bin own job and protect..c.,,,x-c:...7, front
criticism. Through 31-101TEIJ, UTILITY recently established good
'relations with both
INGLI and Dr. I3EIZGER, the former German
[...nbacendor in The Ilagte and now chief of the Presidential Staff.
was formerly ,0.2.bc*,0 . cLic.lf h boils-id and :V./OCK.introduced.
Lim to 11-QT1iTE.14: Via .4qt4TT414., ,UTIT..ITY has also succeeded in cstab117:71 :Le6 .tag..t..Yili thIlis.._-0,14.- ...4ca?'1...,rra rx:f,.. ,Torief
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r.reed- relations with KRONE. deteriorated sharply during the last few
rnontise of the Erhard government. The cause of the trouble , was
.01TE's proselytizing anumber of'PA'rUillt:officers to work for him,
said he believed UTILITY had been glad to have trouble with
ND: and had deliberately exarrsereted their. quarrel. ICTION2's
15. We talked next about a number of CA'TUSIC Officers known to
both of us,. .DR,OPEsaicl)(44PE-T474701.1 is going to Or.ain.
voiced his hatred of UTri.ITX:So lo c.idly in CATUSK Ecs.deuirtere Utat
ever, the Putifinue became aware of it and UTILITY had to ship
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ITEMS MAY BE OF BACKGROUND INTEREST.
2. UTILITY SAID HE THOUGHT

THAT THE

FPD WAS GOING TO

LOSE IN BAVARIAN ELECTIONS. HE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE TO THE


ADVANTAGE OF BOTH THE SPD AND THE CSU, BUT HE COULD NOT
NATURALLY TELL TO WHAT DEGREE, INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH HE DID
NOT FORECAST ANY RISE IN THE NPD'S FORTUNES IN THE BAVARIAN
ELECTIONS. AS A MATTER

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FACT, HE DID NOT EVEN MENTION

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IKG TOWARDS A GRAND COALITION OF THE BPD AND THE ODU/CBU.


4. HE REITERATED HIS VIEW THAT THE PROBLEMS FACING THE
COUTTRY WERE SO GREAT AND HAD TO BE DEALT WITH SO BROADLY
THAT ONLY THE TWO BIG PARTIES TOGETHER COULD OVERCOME THE
PROBLEMS. HE SAID THAT THE SPD WAS IN FAVOR OF ACTION ON A
NUMBER OF ITEMS, AND HE ESPECIALLY MENTIONED THE UPCOMING
EMERGENCY LAWS. HE SAID THAT IF THE SPD WERE I INOAPP 1."16441.
THE GOVT, IT WOULD HAVE TO TAKE AN OPPOSITION STAND TO THE
EMERGENCY LAW. THIS IT DID NOT WANT TO DO, OR AT LEAST NONE
OF THE "REASONABLE PEOPLE OF THE PARTY," AS HE PUT IT,
WANTED TO OPPOSE THE EMERGENCY LAW,
S. THIS DISCUSSION LED TO THE NAME OF STRAUSS. AS
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UTILITY SAID THAT FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, STRAUSS HAS BEEN
QUIETLY STUDYING ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. ICETIV194WESI) HE egr
NOW Ar4MWIeWRWMUV4PHAS A HEIGHTENED URDERSTANDUG OF
ECONOMICS. HE RAS, THEREFORE, BUILT UP THAT WHICH WAS
MISSING In HIS MAKEUP. IN ADDITION, HE KNOWS ABOUT EEFENSE
AFFAIRS AND FINANCE, AND OF COURSE, AS FOR POLITICS, HE HAS
IT IN EVERY VEIN. STRAUSS HAS MATURED,

HE

HAS RIPENED; HE

HAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.

I. IT IS AN ERROR TO BRAND HTM PARTICULARLY AS A DE.

GAULLEIST. HE 18 NOT. HE MERELY TAKES THE STAND THAT


FRANCE AND GERMANY MUST . WORK TOGETHER. C YkND THAT DOES NOT

MEAN THAT WE MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN FRANCE'S AND GERMANY'S


WORKING TOGETHER AND RUNG AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. NO
SUCH DECISION IS NECESSARY. WE WOULD WORK TOGETHER IN THE
MOST CAREFUL CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED
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UTILITY CONTINUED, ONE OF THE RESULTS OF DEGAULLIST-POLICIES IS TO BRING TO TIM ATTENTION OF THE UNITED STATES
THAT NATO DOESN'T WORK. IT'S NOT THE .IDEA THAT NATO IS NO
GM. ON THE CONTRARY, IT IS. BUT IT SIMPLY DOES NOT
FUNCTION CORRECTLY.
S. UTILITY COMENTED THAT "ALL THE MILITARY

km; IN

EUROPE (AND HE MENTIONED LEMUITLEm BY NAME) TAKE THE EUROPEAN


VIE4: ON NATO'S FAULTS, IT IS ONLY THOUSANDS OF NILES AWAY
IN WASHINGTON WHERE THEY Do NOT HAVE , THE /MEDIATE KESPoNSIBILITY THAT MILITARY HEN HERE IN EUROPE BEAR THAT THEY SEE THE
SITUATION SOMEWHAT DIFFERENTLY. IN THIS RESPECT. HE AGAIN.
BROUGHT UP HIS VIEWS ABOUT SECRETARY MCNAMARA AND HIS
REFERENCES TO HIM AS A LOGICAL "THINKING -MACHINE."
9. IN CONNECTION WITH ANOTHER MATTER I HAD RAISED
WITH HIM, UTILITY SAID HE SAD BEEN SPEAKING RECENTLY WITH
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WEER HAD TOLD HIM ("AND WHO KNOWS THE COMIENTSTS BETTER THAN

WESNER?") THAT THERE WAS NO POINT TO TALKING WITH THE SOVIET


UNION (ABOUT GERMAN PROBLEMS). THE SOVIET UNION,. WERNER SAID,

Is Gam To TALK To GERMANY MK WHLW-TRE-sOVIET UNION WANTS


TO. THAT WILL BE AFTER THE SOVIET UNION HAS ISOLATED WEST
GERMANY FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND PUT IT IN AN AWKWARD POSITION
AND THEN IS GOING TO COME IN WITH ITS ENTICING OFFERS OF THIS,

Tux,

AND THE OTHER. AND THEN UNDERNEATH THE SOVIET SKIRT

"OWE WILL SEE THE CLOVEN HOOF OF THE DEVIL," SAID UTILITY.
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1. The writer has seen UTILITY's brother 612 infrequent occasions,


having entertained him at dinner some months ago, and most recently,
was invited to the brother's homeon 11 November 1966.

2. In the course of a long and relaxed evening, during which no


other guests were present, UTILITY's brother made a number of comments
which may be of some passing interest. A summation of his observations
follows:

a. Asked about the political situation in Germany, UTILITY's


brother said he found the twin developments of the Nationaldemotratische
Partei vote in the Hesse state elections and the elevation of Kurt
Georg KIESINGER (with his acknowledged NSDAP membership dating from
1933) to the position of heir apparent to Chancellor Ludwig ERHARD
to be distressing in the extreme. His reasoning is based not so muah
on any Serious concern about a resurgence of Nazism in the Federal
Republic, which he dismisses out-of-hand, but rather with the unfortunate
_impression these two events will create abroad, particularly in Eng2and
and the 'USSR, where Kiesinger's NSDAP membership will add .fuel to the flames
and render . any accomodation with the Soviet Bloc infinitely more problematical.
urrums brother expressed a personal preference for Eugen GERSTENMAIER,
and said 2 ,e was not at all sure why GTARSTENMAIER had withdrawn his
candidacy, unless he had been persuaded by Franz Josef STRAUSS that it was
wiser to withdraw in view of the hopelessness of his situation, rather
than suffer an embarrassing defeat within the CDU/CSU Party caucus.
UTILITY'S brother in any case believe:, that the power behind the throne
is Franz Josef Strauss, whose political ambitions have never waned,
and who may have exacted a substantial price in return for throwing his
CSU block behind Kiesinger.

b. On the subject of Erhard, UTILITY's brother indicated that


it had been CATUSK (and others') experience that ERHARD of late has been
.preoccupied and apparently unable to make decisions on even relatively
simele matters. CATUSK officers have made presentations to ERHARD in
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search of decisions, only to find that Erhard would sit quietly by,

puffing on a long cigar, and declining to make a decision. UTILITy's


brother says that the story is going around that ERHARD's physical condition
has deteriorated substantially over the last twelve to eighteen months,

the accepted diagnosis being rapidly worsening arteriosclerosis.

c. UTILITY's brother said that he had just returned. from a


visit to his brother, whom he found to be particularly enigmatic. UTILITY
had introduced his successor (a general whose name the brother did not
volunteer), but according to our host in Rome, it does not appear likely
that UTILITY will retire on schedule and will be extended by special
legislation (via. reference). UTILITY's brother also commented that all
other things being equal, he may himself remain en duty for some additional
unspecified period of time.

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d. In response to a query on the extent and nature of his local


contacts with Soviet Bloc personalities, UTILITY's brother pointed out
that he has no official or diplomatic standing, being widely known as the
"unofficial GAMIC representative" or the "personal representative of
his brother in Rome." By virtue of this anomalous situation, UTIL1TY's
brother is able to avoidthe diplomatic social whirl, Which he said he
abhors, and select only those occasions, usnglIy of a semi-official
nature, in which he participates. He indicated he YEW close to, and had
considerable respect for, the West German ambassador in Rome. His other
major range of contacts is to be found in the Vatic, where he is a
prominent member of various unofficial study groups and the like, although
he did not expound at any length on this subject.
e. CITILITY's brother also proudly displayed his orders and

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.decorations, along with a series of autographed photos of a range of


dignitaries, including UMberto, former King of Italy, Adenauer, the Chief
of Staff of the Italian Army, Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen,

and (which he indicated various French officials have asked him to intercede
on their behalf for the award of this prized decoration), a Savoy order
pre. sentl..tioAtikby .Cmhextto.,.and. the Milian Commander of the Italian Republic.'

r. UTILITY's brother said that his relations with cwere excellent, and he enjoyed thoroughly the confidence and support of
his hosts. He dropped one or
mildly derogatory comments about
some of the lower-level C
officials (notably C
.1 , but said that
the normal exchange of paper proceeds smoothly. Among the military, he
numbers L.:
'a as a close, personal friend, and expressed some lack of
enthusiasm for c _2/, whom he considers to Le the lets effective of the two.
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3. The undersigned accepted UTILITY 's brother's offer to inspect


the impressive, top-floor aparIment which he purchased in 1957; he steved
his bookcase-lined study, which also contains two large metal safes (key
locks), and then displayed the adjacent room in which his long-tine
secretary works. This room contained a teletype machine (whiCh he said
connects directly to his brother's office), and next to it what he referred
to as an "off-line cipher machine", 'which was, however, covered and could
not be more closely inspected. In this connection, he showed the writer
a deciphered message he had received on 7 November from the outgoing chief
of the Verbindungsdienst (cryptonym: "Viktor") thanking his colleagues
for their support. The message was addressed personally to "Gustav"
(clearly the cryptonym for UTILITY'n bcether), and was also signed by
"Roerendorf", the incoming Chief of the Verbindungsdienst. UTILITY's
brother asked that the writer not indicate he had seen the cipher
equipment nor a deciphered message, and said that it was not necessary
to bother with the cryptonyna involved, since they were not pertinent
to the body of the message, a torturous and labored German military
text which he said impressed him more and more with the inflexibility and
stereotyped mentality of the typical German military officer, since both
"Viktor" and "Roerendorf" are full otaonels of the German General Staff.

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4. In describing his functions, UTILITT's brother said that he is


first and foremost & mailman ("Brieftraeger"), which he vastly prefers, .
Since this role does not require him to engage in the minutiae of inteligence operations. He does not enjoy reading files, and has little interest
from CATUSK
in CE/CS operations. He primarily passed. reports to
and receives material in the opposite direction; , he maintains on his
. staff, in addition to the secretary, a full-time translator for Germin.to
Italian and vice-versa, an elderly man who has apparently been employed
by UTILiTT's brother for a number of years. Working out of the German
&dewy, UTILITt'Sbrother also has under his supervision a Lt. Col. or
Col. TON SELDTE, son of Franz VON SELDTE, author of the World War I
trilogy and.. one of the founders ef theInthIhelia. It is not entirely
.Olessr-adait-tWriaitionship, in the command sense, is between UTILITY 's
brother and Col. VON SELDTE, although the latter is clearly to some
extent at his beck and call.
5. On the subject of nail, UTILITY's brother said that he relies
heavily on couriers between Rome and MUnich who travel twice a week (once
each vay) by- air. He also travels himself (usually by train) to Germany,
and has a German chauffeur, apparently connected with the local ErbassY,
altb.r:oghthe name vl.ts not mentioned.

6. UTILITT's brother's wife is a delightful Swedish woman in her


riddle 60/s, and they have one daughter (at least), who is on the verge
of marrying an ne'er-do-vell, which Ia causing then both considerable
=gulch. UTTLITY's brother has threatened to disown his daughter, and
Vbe mother is very much upset over this familial crisis, the outcome of
Ihich is not currently known.
7. UTTLITY's brother maintains a very large apartment, decorated
eith many valuable antiques, which hepicks up on regular visits to
antique Wawa in Germany and Austria. He displayed with great pride
his 18th century clock and various items of Biedermayer furniture, complete
with detailed accouuts of where and how he found them, accompanied by
the display- of nemerems catalogues of antique shows. He also appears
to be.a real connoisseur of 18th and 19th century German painters, and
has several fine originals on his walls.
8. The foregoing conveys nothing new or startling, b:it is reported
for the record only, to convey some impressions of the nature and scope
of the activities of UTILITY /a brother in Rome. Such other information as
may be developed in the future will be recorded; on the substantive side,
it might be added only that meaningful dealings on a professional basis
with UTIL1TI's brother do not appear warranted, although it is recognized
that there may be an exceptional case where local diseussion might
be useful.

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FROM :( UTILITYI
Mr. 'ACKERMANN, my representative for ADP questions,
has reported to me in detail on his trip to (VOLADY) from
8. October to 24 October . 1966.1
. The very carefully prepared lectures and demonstrations
which were given to his underlined on the one hand again!;
the very complicated problems involved in ADP, but on the
other hand give him also an understanding of the great
progress which you have made in solving these problems and
gave him valuable leads for the solution of our own problems.
Wear. most particularly interested in a .continuation
of this dialogue because the subject under discussion. does
not lend itself to open discussion with the manufacturers
representatives due to its classification.

I want to express my special appreciation for the


generous . hospitality with which you received Mr. ..ACKERMAt.,IN
as well as for the thorough preparation which you made
for the trip.H
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(pare 2 and S).

1. The recent visit of Subject to various ADP installations


seems to have been an outstanding Success of a professional as
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well as of a personal nature. Since his return, we have had a
large number of echoes from his various associates such as
Alias ROSE and Alias MULTHAUPT of the Liaison Staff, Alias BERNUARDT,1
Alias CASTRO?, Alias,PETERS, and others indicating that he has
pictured his visit in , the most glowing colors to all who would
hear. Under separate cover we are forwardin g Subject's own
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2. In a recent recapitulation of his experience, Subject


went into considerable detail as to the great value of the trip
to him personally as well as to the entire ADP project at
CATUSK. The greatest value for him had been to see an ADP unit
in operation, to be briefed on the organization of such a unit,
and to see how it fitted into the organization as a whole. He
stated that he regretted greatly that some of his assistants had
not been able to see what he had seen and hinted grossly that
he would like to have some of his assistants have a chance at a
trip to our Headquarters. He also suggested that UTILITY be
given a walk-through briefing on the ADP set-up at Headquarters
upon his next trip there. He felt that his would be most
useful for UTILITY's appreciation of his, Subject's, problems.
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3. He pointed out several great differences between WOFACT's


and CATUSK's problem. The first being that the ADP unit he had
seen at Headquarters, and the entire RID unit which it serves,
was responsible solely for the WOMACE part of the Organization,
whereas CATUSK's ADP unit will have to serve the entire organization
with the exception'of the ELINT-COMMINT sections.(In that connection
it is interesting to note that the ELINT-COMMINT computer, an IBM
360/30 has been delivered some time ago and is not being used at all
because the sections responsible for its use had no program worked
out by the time . the machine arrived. Subject had spoken of this
ridiculous situation several times on our trip.)
4.. The second big difference between the OFACT and the CATUSK
computer problem, he pointed out, was the fact that WOFACT. could
clear and bring IBM employees into their Headquarters and there work
with them in very . close cooperation, that WOFACT could afford to
farm out some of its programming, and many other labor consuming
projects in connection with the ADP program, whereas CATUSK, being
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program. Subject stated that in a divided country such as theirs,
where almost everyone had fairly close relatives behind the Iron
Curtain, where traffic to and from the Iron Curtain countries was an
everyday affair and included millions of people every year, it was
just not good security practice to have as many persons even
partially witting to what CATUSK had in their files or how they
used their machines. He pointed out that ATUSK cover was so loose
and so poorly backstopped that even the attendance at an overt IBM
school caused 4ifficulties. All this in addition to UT/LITY's
known sensitivity to the security problem made it impossible for
Subject to copy some of the methods WOFACT had used successfully in
the establishment of their ADP section.
5. Another very important difference he pointed out, was the
difference in handling files within the organka tion. As he saw
it, WOFACT, or at least WOMACE, had a well-established central
repository or at least centrally responsible division which had
been given authority and responsibility for the control and
maintenance of files before automation. There remained only the
task to automate an existing unit with existing responsibility alati
authority.
ATUSK not only lacks such a centralized unit, but it
also lacks a policy which would permit the effective functioning of
such a system. In order to make ADP useful, the policy will have
to be established first, then it will have to be implemented, the
personnel will have to be trained in the new methods, and finally,
the central control unit will have to be established. All this
will.presumably take place simultaneously with the establishment
of the ADP program. Realizing all these problems and the tremendous
difficulties which they present, Subject said that he needed still
a lot of help and that he hoped that the dialogue between him and
the WOFACT ADP section could be maintained. He hoped very much
.7 would again visit CATUSK some time in the second
that tt
half of 1967 when they had had their first experiences with the
machines and would need some additional aid. In this connection,
he reiterated again the tremendous help which he had received
from the 1965 seminar. He pointed out again that, but for the
seminar, CATUSK would have established procedures and followed a
policy which would have cost them millions in time and labor and
would have set them back years in the development of their pze7..am.
He said he felt it absolutely necessary for the good of hiz. program
to have WOFACT experts look over their shoulder TIOW and then to keep
them, so to speak, on the straight and narrow path of reasonable
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rises again, we would certainly be.interested in hearing the
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liendland . (aiiai :, Wendt, aka aliasifolk). Under separate cover
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please :find the . Italy pages in oUr. : CATUSK handbook.. Any
comments, additions', corrections you may. have and arc able .
We are attaching
to make in spare time would be appreciated.
also a list, of the Consular Corps in . :Munich. Do any of the

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.1930 hours
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1. During the course of his little speedh at E:
UTILITY acknowledged the sentiments and comments previously offered
3 in a gradioua and apparently quite sincere manner.
by E

which surprised me,


UTILITY spoke in German rather than English
particularl y since his remarks ware, to a considerable extent, directed to E.i' seated directly across the table.. Besides the usual
thanks for the-support and cooperation provided.by :t::14 his
1., and'WOFACT in general, during the year just past,
staff, cr
UTILITY made a few points which in my view era worth recording and
'which I am, to the best of my ability, reproducing below for the
record.
a. In expressing thanks for close support, nooperation,
etc., UTILITY. dwelt on the traditions of close association and friendship between CATUSK and.i07ACT developed over twenty years. He stressed that :-this has enabled the two services to have disagreements from
time to time and in (lose cases even a carious one (I got the impression
affair), but that the friendship between
he was alluding to the L,
the two services will go on and that the partnere in the long run will
be closer for having bees able to disagree.
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b. UTILITY had a few words to sayabout the latest political


developments in the Federal Republic, stressing the point that he has
always been convinced that the "groese Koalition" would be the only
solution over the long run for the accumulation of serious problems
with which the West Germans find themselves oonfronted. He ended an
a strong note of optimism coacerning:the new Chancellor's prospeots
as he begins his term of office.
On a distinctly personal note, UTILITY expressed his
thanks in behalf of not only himself but also his wife (according to
my recollection this ii the first in many years that UTILITY's wife
,1 and C
has attended one of these Christmas parties) to C
BS stated that his attendance at these affairs has always afforded him
considerable pleasure and that he hoped, and expected, to be around to
attend a fel more of them.
2. During the course of the evening.I had only a Paw short separate
oonversation with UTILITY beyond the usual eovial amenities. I had the
impression that he seemed generally to be enjoying himself to the hilt.
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It wan impossible not to notice that, as midnight was appronching, GROIN,
e." GIEGENHARDT, and @ROENDORF and their wives seemed to be eyeing each other
tn a sense of some dismay that the party was utill carrying on and that
UTILITY apparently had no intention of callin g it an evening. It use my
pernonal impression, and this is shared by C
that the air was almost thinck with apprehension as ROM, DEGENBART, and ROENDOW were beoomr,

ing increasingly itchy to hit the road for home but obvl.ouely couldn't jar

themselves loose until UTILITY started making some signs of leaving. It


is my anderstandiag that DSGEBBARDT's driver waa available at 2230 hours
for the homeward trip. If

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD

During a conversation on 21 November 1966 between General


Gehlen and a Source considered to be reliable, the following
points were mentioned by General Gehlen:
a. General Gehlen had received from Mrs. Albert
Thomas (Member of Congress) a large colored photograph
taken from an oil portrait of her late husband, Congressman Albert Thomas. He inquired about her status and
especially her standing and influence in the various
committees of the House of Representatives. He was
unaware of the death of Mr. Thomas and confided that out
of friendship and loyalty to Mrs. Thomas he feels obliged
to maintain these ties not only with Mrs. Thomas but the
immediate family. He said he would extend an invitation
to Mrs. Thomas in his thank you note to visit him during
her stay in Germany and asked the Source to arrange such
a meeting after Mrs. Thomas arrives in Munich.*
b. Gehlen very strongly condemned the rebirth of
neo-Nazism in the NPD and its support especially , by the
younger generation. He explained that for the past several
years his organization has been meticulously maintaining
files on the organizers and key supporters of the NPD,
and that detailed investigations revealed that some NPD
key supporters were exposed to Soviet ideologies - and
thus may be used by the Soviets for penetration purposes.
He named three or four NPD key supporters in Bavaria
and their affiliation with the Soviets. In this connection,
he also revealed evidence on hand to indicate the
disturbances and chaos in So. Tirol are fomented and
inspired by the Soviets and pointed out the clever Soviet
tactics in the establishment of Soviet influence in the
Middle East.

*IN APRIL 1966, MRS. THOMAS SENT A THANK YOU LETTER TO ADMIRAL

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.AFTER.CONGRESS ADJOURNS AND WOULD LIKE TO COME BY AND PAY
MY RESPECTS." A CHECK WITH LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL IN JUNE 1966
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1 HAS ELICITED THAT THE BUDGET
CUT MENTIONED IN THE REFERENCE IS A TEMPORARY GOVT-WIDE MEASURE.
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IS TO BE STOPPED FOR THREE MONTHS. THIS MAY MEAN THAT UTILITY MAY
FEEL HE CANNOT VISIT. WOFACT.
2. BERNHARDT . SAID EXPENDITURES MAY CONTINUE ON A SOMEWHAT
SIMILAR SCHEME TO THE MONTHLY ONE WE USE WHEN FUNDS HAVE NOT YET BEEN
APPROPRIATED, WITH THE ADDED PROVISO THAT THE MONTHLY SPENDINGTAKE
FIXED COSTS ARE TO
PLACE.AT 25 PERCENT LESS THAN THE YEAR BEFORE.
BE PAID, BUT OTHEREXPENDITURES ARE TO BE SCRUTINIZED VERY CAREFULLY'.
IN THIS CATEGORY FALL.SUCH THINGS AS TRAVEL ANIYESPECIALLY OVERSEAS
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TO BE ELICITED ON THIS MATTER INSOFAR AS IT APPLIES TOCATUSK.

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1Y - 7RERCES: A. EGO-169
B. EGN-3162
1. A report on the appearance of uriurY at the Chief of
Base's traditional annual black tie Christmas dinner might be
in order.
2. The most interesting comment made by UTILITY was in
his response to my toast. He said that he didn't like to
appear egotistic, but he hoped to be able to appear "a few
more times" at such Christmas affairs.
3. During the course of the evening, he made no spectacularly reportable remarks, although after querying Bonn, we ad
put out Reference A more or less for the record. His views on
his tenure may not necessarily clash with Reference B, which
reported that Hohman is a front-runner for UTILITY's post when
UTILITY retires. I have heard a number of remarks to the
effect that ATUSK and Hohman get along very well.

4. During the course of the evening, UTILITY said that


Chancellor Kiesinger was not just a handsome aiplomatic-type
looking gentleman with two vigorous strong men to cope with-Strauss and Brandt. (This was a proposition I had thrown at
him.) Kiesinger, said UTILITY, is a man who knows what he wants
and is not necessarily going to in pushed around by the two
more dramatic figures of Brandt and Strauss. However, the
proof of his leadership will be his ability to direct these two
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emotional ever-reaction in the C
year running; he has made re,ferences wh::.ch could be considered
za'.contact repovt
in this lighte f.Y. aA attaching E:
covering the e ..coi!ing,' ,.4hich may be of . DOS52b1 .? i y:teret to
the addressees.)

6. During the rest of the course cu! the e ,:,:ning, which


of a.--piefthn
was spent on social coaversat!,on
post-prandial chat beteen. n and U1IT7), the CATUSK
chief. dealt with a numbsr of lighter sub5ects. My official'
gift to him of a history of . docp sea seDini,, led him off into
A casual r,::ferenee
a long discussion of his f;:vol .itt
Ec tied this
t6 World
turned his intevest
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me
with the
a staff of two
that
the :vrest ;:ern!an
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a pleasant one I must saNi,
also somethi
of a suT-.prs:.:..,
to find The CATUSX ch i ef 7ceompaTtied to or affair by his wi)7e,
She has not aupearcd at theste.social e tifrInts for soL!s years,
going at -a.gra
believe.
UTILITY
war stories, I fear the rest of the party, which included

alias!Holm, alias Degenhal-dt, and the Chief of Foreign Liaison,.


.alias'Roendorf, wPre .ett-7.ng some .g hat ref7 tless. Alis Roando'rf-i i
came over and sat in on the convc .,, sat i.on (ay.,shou3d say
monologue held by UTILITY), in an attem pt to break it up. Titi.
was not exactly successful, as UT1LITY - was flying st a great
height. and enjoying' it. i;ut finally he did realizo witat time
it was and took his l'eavc. - .ac: other guests, needsss to say,
shot out behind him with recc pyong speed. 71.ndicativc of
tiipac!d UTILJTVo
tpe- fact that other guc,sts
Stayabilitv d5 the fact tat p nen.;rdt's 1;00:0 chauffeur
been ordc,:red to pink --1:5; .0. !:-; at Us:*::.),

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suma Postponement of Decision to
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THIS IS UNEVALUATED. INFORMATION. SOURCE ORADINOS ARE DEFINITIVE. APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE.

SOURCES

Alkst,German-professIonal Man well versed in Germln domestic


and foreign affairs. He has numerous contacts i some of them
of. '1Ong . standing, among senior West German government officials
and ' leading politicians of . the Christian.Democratic and Social
Union Parties (c p u/psu),. Whodisouss : current issues 1 with him..
Some Of those contacts may 'be aware that' his
include Americans. ' His, past reporting, whip:: colorful and
at times. controversial, has On many occasion 's proved reliable.
He . obtained
information, r_
The information is
probably true.

1.

C.2 on 11_ Jantiary_1967,.Ministerialdirektor


Karl Hohmann of the Federal *Chancellery said that the decision
to transfer'him to the West GerMan Intelligence Service (BND)
has been postponed until next simmer. At that time the
decision will depend upon other personnel developments in
the government.

2.

Hohmann said.ihat he will become a special advisor to the


West German Government on the German image abroad and ways
to improve it.1
iField Comment: According to "Die Welt" of 17 January,
.Hohmann has been given a' position in the Federal Press Office,
where he will be Concerned with matters Pertaining to
public opinion and electronic data.
74was.;tolcrearlier by, Hohmann
2Field Comment: . C.
thatjle:was a serious candidate to heid.the 8ND When
General Gehlen retires from that position*- see
:. C3D8-8 . 12/00190-67... It was subsequently reported . by a ranking'
:824b official that Gehlen had received a one year extension
past his 85th birthday, which is in. April 1967. .

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1.

Our Headquarters has asked me to release Mr.

n for another appointment. The prospective assignment is such a unique career opportunity for Mr., L
that it would not be fair for me to interpose any objection;
nevertheless, we are going to be able to keep Mr. a

until summer. We have already started looking for another


senior officer to replace him. This is not an easy post to
fill, and we have always been selective. I hope, however,
to have a suitable man to represent me here.
2.

While we are talking about personnel, I thought I'd

like to talk to you about my impressions of Our liaison. I


mentioned this at Mr. C.

3's Christmas dinner. I have

been here long enough now to have got a good sense of our
service relationships, both in the past and present; as well
as .a feeling for the future.
3. I am at ease and of good cheer. about our relationship. Your comments to me and to others about the deep
nature of Our ties and the quality of these relationships
have been confirmed by my own observation. Your phrase
about knowing each other so well that we can be frank with
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each other reflects my thinhing, too.


4. As I 140k to the future in our relationships, I
see a continued close contact. Although your independence
has long been established--over ten years now--this has not
affected the closeness and cordiality of our services. We
continue to operate together on a broad basis, in strategic
terms, you might say. Although for years now we have not
concerned ourselves with small operational mattersparticular
cases, for example--our ties have continued to bring us together for mutual consideration of the broadest problems
in our profession. That is why I have not felt uneasy when
it became obvious that Vietnam and China, as well as the

accompanying budget problems, were going to cost us some


people here in the German Station.
5.

This reflects itself in Munich, too, and I don't

want you, therefore, to misunderstand if in the next six


to eight months we should fail to replace one or another of
our officers. This willingness to cut back here is based
on our confidence in our relationship with your organization.
We are simply going to have to sacrifice men in Munich to be
able to man our positions on the front lines. I want to
tell you this to yourself first so that there will be no
misinterpretation as our consolidation takes effect.
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6. To come back to the matter of Mr.

LI

transfer for a moment, it is not connected with the manpower problems to which I have just been referring. (I
would not want it to get any farther than yourself, but
I can

say

for your ears only that our mutual friend Jim is

the thief in the matter of Mr. C

.)

--<7. But to go back toour manpower prob,leM We may


even have-to,vzso far in the courde of the next year or so
as to take our liais

ase

cati and add to his duties

those of my local
7,-4-Loh

functions in the.ILI

may

have to mash.; the base chief over to the


this! The rest of the personnel, however, would probably__
stay for the moment where they are. +One thing that we are
pretty well assured of, however, that is, in the field of
broad exchange on a strategic level between my old directorate,
the DDI, and

C._

:]'s

office, there would

certainly be no break in the close contact. We also hope


that the continued and increasing closeness in the field of
SIGINT can go on without any sacrifice in manpower. (The
military representatives, of course, are not affected, either.)
Speaking of DDI, one of the ter sting things
heard reflected frorn_the-Wove
-

meeting_of General

C .

.1-3 and his men with our people in Washington)es

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hope tat as time goes on during my tenure he in Germany, i
V (
Iyou willCOrit,knue to bring your younger,g g ople into contact i
Ir7/
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the. high praise of your younger generation . . I cer,t inly
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tion of our special refitip )ip. I would hate to see this i


1

unique comradeship with away's4ply because the older


generation

.-----

didn't bring the

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Younger geheTtition

into the

,i

----.

. traditio not that this is the case! I hope mthal;_on both

our4ides, as time goes on, we can continue to get our

i
\ ___aitgad generation people in the _pictura..------------ ---- ------)

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9. To summarize, I wanted to be able to tell you of


our personnel problems of the next six or eight months so
that there would be no misunderstanding about our motives or
What was imAlling us to appear, at any rate. , to be withdrawing somewhat. We are not withdrawing in anything but a
few

elected positions, and we are reducing only because we

feel secure in our relationship with you. We are certainly


not withdrawing in spirit as I hope will become evident to
you as time goes on.

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FOR WHICH HIS BACKGROUND UAQUELY ' 7AALIFIFD IN


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HE CONTINUED BY SAYING SOMETHING WHICH

HAVE NEVER HEAD

HIM SAY BEFORE, NAMELY, THAT HE "COULDN'T " LEAVE Ftn A


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bID:'NOTi.EL'ABORATE ON THIS, SLIT FROM : ALL THAT HE HAS

AID BEFORE, ONE WOULD CONCLUDE THAT HE FELT HE HAD TO

2F.

SP'C'T AT ALL TIMES TO PROTECTCATUSK /FROM THE


.::.:.,ERHARDT GOVERNMENT'S INIFFEREW,'.., IF NOTHING LE/.
.

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ELIEVED THAT THE RUMANIAN 1)VE TO :OPEN RELATIONS


.-yssT .
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wrTH

GERMANY WAS TRULY INDEPEODET OF THE SOVIET UNIn.

HEDGED SONEWHAT AS TO WHETHER THIS .WOULD NOW BE THE TI'S.S

1a:TAK1 UP INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES AND CONTACTS IN AND VITH


.-ROMANIA. ,HE GAVE,THE -DTRESSION OF NEITHER BEING IN A
- .POSITIO 'N TO OPEN .UP D1ELLT3ECE CONTACT:3 -1-:4 ERE :4 0'?,
ABLE TO MOUNT INTELLICECE OPERATION.
CA'TUSa WOULD PROBABLY DECIDE

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SAID HE HAD LONG HELD THE-VIEW THAT IN A CLOSELY CORCIATED


TIT ' UNITED STATES ::MU.IHT "SYMBOLICALLY"

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CERTAIN NUMBER OF MILITARY UNITS FROM GERMANY. THE

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1

GERMAN SOVERNMNT

czubp

MUSTER UNITS TO FILL THE GAP LEFT

BY THE ANERICAVS. HE ALSO SPOKE OF THE DESIRABILITY OF


INCREASING THE GERMAN FORCES' i. UF. POlgER.
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8. TOUCHING LIGHTLY . ON THE [3F,A' ,! DIPLIMATIC OFFENSIVE()

f= 71/070

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..REALISTIC ABOUT THE SITUATION, NOT NECESSARILY EXPECTINS
SUCCESSES. . HOWEVER, THE SITUATION HAD JUST RIPENED TO THE
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There have been intimations within recent weeks that


@Holm, the Chief of Staff and de facto vice-president of
CATUSK, was ailing. We had heard stories of possible heart
trouble, etc. At a meeting with UTILITY a few days.ago,
011oendorf, Chief of CATUSK Foreign Liaison, was present.
As he was escorting la
2 and me out of the building, he
mentioned alias Holm: Doctors who have thoroughly examined
alias Holm have found nothing organically wrong with him.
However, they did find that he was simply worn out. He is
now taking a rest cure and will shortly be back at work.
We record this for your information because of the mentions
of alias Holm in the question of the succession of UTILITY.

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Lt. Col. Cecciato, the local WARM Lii.Lon Officer, 11-s

/earned from his Ministry of Defense contacts that the reference


proposal to transfer the CAT= Military Evaluations Staff to the.
4t he

Ministry of Defense has been tabled for the time being,

been decided to postpone further action on this proposal until


after the retirement of UT/LITY..
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23 February 1967

MENORAH:DUN OF CONVERSATION
SUBJECT: Lunch with General Gerhard Wessel
Tuesday, 21 February 1967

The Non-Proliferation Treaty


1. Wessel believes that the Western Alliance is
for the first time directly and seriously endangered
by the political problem related to the NPT. Summary
of his views:
a. A serious communications problem
between Bonn and Washington is developing.
The style of_USG-GFR negotiations, aside
from substantive problems in the Treaty
draft, is contributing to the political
problems.
b. All of the deprecators of Bonn's'
pro-LS. foreign policy orientation -- the
extreme nationalists, the pro-French and
the pro-Soviets -- find grist for their
mill in this situation.
c. Senior German officials find it
difficult to estimate what the real-U.S.
estimate on the viability and potential
of the NPT, as a disarmament measure,
really is. Because of the way it is being
handled, they feel the motives are a mixture
of obscure politics and genuine disarmament
efforts.
d. The majority of the German military
leadirs do not want control of atomic weapons;
basically the concept of the U.S. President's
having the decision is, soberly examined, a
desirable solution. Wessel, unlike some of
the German military, sees no hope in a
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national German command which would be


militarily ineffectual and politically
an invitation to disaster.
e. Because the U.S. is taking the
inifrative in making the plea for the USSR

to cooperate, the dialogue is regarded as


in the pattern 'that gives the Soviets the
opportunity to politically exploit the
dissensions in the West without the USSR
making any significant concession in the
power balance.

f. It is questionable whether the NPT


in a-realistic disarmament measure; it has
some characteristics of simply political
maneuvering. If it isthe latter, the West
is likely to pay a very high price. (Wessel
has several times quoted an off-the-record
expression of opinion by Secretary McNamara
that it is inevitable that a number of nations
will in the next fifteen years become possessors of atomic weapons regardless of USO and
Soviet interestm in maintaining the status
quo.)
Wessel's Future

2. He will remain here until late summer. The


Defense Ministry is actively considering the problem of
his replacement. General Ferber, who is leaving Washington this week for a troop assignment at Marburg, is
the most likely candidate. Ferber has been alerted
that he may be asked to take the post after the NATO
Military Standing Group moves to Belgium later in
1967. (Ferber, like Wessel, is a Gehlen man.)3. There is nothing new on Weasel's next assignment. He expects that the decision on Gehlen's replacement will be made in the next six months. Wessel is
taking no action at this time to influence a decision.
His wife remains unreconoiled to the proppect of his
assuming the demands of. the B.ND position.

James H. Critehfield

Pll

Extract from Meeting with @Dessau on February 24, 1967

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.::*tidSas 1) assignment to a troop command, 2) coutinuaiien in
possibility
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"- 14e,isal::0'rolu in M'ussels, with -the 3) third
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'Icated that he iavored the third possibility ' ab ove any other. 460
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DA. si;:-:essiug Wessel .as his own personalfavorito bat -noting( -.41
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7t thel . e ave
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vgiCiatellit;ence world which have been mentioued. Ha did not .,.%.?/:,
A6q4lit i ou these !Lams. Ho said thatlYentdland was certainly still;
iu the running if the choice falls to someone within ti o BN
';''said. that while Won tdland would not be as good a choice as (
'..::.'.7.,,ite
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easel, he did thin that Wentdland would be quite good iuthe =4,
L said that e.ntdland i s biggest wealtues.s was the lack of.=

4aly. operational 01 ,actical experience and he pointed 'colic:lad'''.


-,Je.Caree27 % alien sas boon - almost entirely in the administrative iief
II )

'4.4114a ..,SAILthel.: aid that the best. solution to the


106-olera lu Wes ..:;el and he indicated that it might be.advantagooud'
.41* have C_
:2 use any influence he might have to
a solution. K.).said that he had told. the "DoRtor" of his
many ' times and he : indicated thathe.planned to reeuiphasizo. tuis to the 'Toktor"when ' he visits Washington. He
added t
that the "Doktor" would 'be staying at his hous
he had any recent word about tho "Dektor's" vir
1 asked
and he said that the last which he had hoard was April but, he
continued, whereas the "Doktoe had not boon able to come earli .
DND sucussor

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earlier conversation we did not get around to any further
- Ctig@ii= of. thin aubjlobt and I recalled it to bin at nig
NO (=id that the cable had been very interecting and.haS coata1ne3
a sultan:eat 02 the massages which the Doktor haS asked/Ray
b r Lug along to the DCI in his forthcoming vio
( 313.013
indicatod knowledge that i Ray vas arriving on tho 20th, cpEssau
quickly, corrected no paying that Ray would ar g ive on tho 19th.)
GDZI311111 add that the Dektor had tOked Ray to tell the DCI
that while he (the Doltor) could not visit the U.S. right caw,
.ta. nevertheless hoped to take up the Directoes invitation in
tbe.monthn.ahnad and he promised to give us four reeks ntivaaus

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FACING THE

WEST GERMAN INTELLIGENCE

SERVICE /BND/

ACQ

- GERMANY, BONN /15 MARCH 1967/ FIELD NO. 'ECIN-3272

SDURCE - A

QUALIFIED AMERICAN OFFICIAL FROM A:WEST . GERMAN

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WITH ACCESS

TO

THE INFORMATION.

THE WEST GERMAN OFFICIAL IS AWARE THAT HIS


STATEMENTS WILL REACH THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.
THE INFORMATION IS PROBABLY TRUE.

1. THE WEST GERMAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE /BND/ IS


ENCOUNTERING CONSIDERABLE DIFFICULTIES-BOTH WITHIN ITS
ORGANIZATION AND FROM

GOVERNMENT

2. , SOME YOUNG 3ND STAFF

LEADERS IN BONN.

MEMBERS

COMPLAIN .

THAT

SINCE THE

CONVICTION . OF HEINZ FELFE ON CHARGES OF _ESPIONAGE, BND


PRESIDENT GEHLEN HAS BECOME, SO MISTRUSTFUL THAT

HE

HAS

SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH OLD CROAIES FROM HIS "FREMDE

HEERE OST"

GROUP OF WORLD WAR II AND CLOSE RELATIVES. SUCH NEPOTISM

AND THE MISMANAGEMENT WHICH IS INHERENT IN IT HAVE PRECLUDED


THE PROMOTION OF MANY DESERVING MIDDLE-LEVEL OFFICERS AND
HAVE RESULTED IN A DECIDED DROP IN THEIR MORALE AND EFFECTIVENESS.
3.

OUT OF THEIR DISSATISFACTION, BND STAFF MEMBERS

HAVE SOLICITED THE ASSISTAbCE OF WEST GERMAN PARLIAMENTARIANS.


ONE OF THE POLITICAL FIGURES WHO RESPONDED STRONGLY IS STATE
SECRETARY FRIEDRICH SCHAEFER OF THE 3UNDESRAT MINISTRY, WHO
COMPLAINED TO CHANCELLERY STATE SECRETARY WERNER KNIEPER ABOUT
MISMANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL IRRESPONSIBILITY IN THE BND.
AFTER A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION, KNIEPER ADVISED CHANCELLOR
KIESINGER ABOUT THE PROBLEMS. KIESINGER THEN SUMMONED GEHLEN
TO BONN ON 14 MARCH TO DISCUSS THE MATTER.
4.

FOR SOME TIME THE HEAD OF WEST GERMAN MILITARY INTELL-

IGENCE, ADMIRAL GUNTHER POSER, HAS BEEN ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OVER


ELEMENTS OF THE BND AND INCORPORATE THEM INTO AN INTELLIGENCE
ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD BE PART OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE.
5.

BOTH THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST GEHLEN AND THE EFFORTS

OF POSER ARE BEING GIVEN SERIOUS CONSIDERATION BY CHANCELLOR

KIESINGER,

WHO IS GIVING THOUGHT TO

CHANGING THE

2ND

MANAGEMENT AND STRUCTURE. ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WHICH


. KIESIVGER FACES IS THE LACK OF A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT FOR
i
GEHLEN.

4. WHILE GEHLEN'S TWO

DEPUTIES,

(HORST- WENPI:AND ANDLERIOH

ETHLEFFSEN, ARE CONSIDERED VERY CAPABLE IN THEIR.RSPECTIVE .


I

FIELDS, NEITHER

HAS

THE 4ELL ;-ROUNDED CAPABILITIES REQUIRED

BY GEHLEN'S POSITION. :WENDLAND IS RESPECTED AS AN EFFECTIVE


MANAGER, BUT IS NOT SO HIGHLY THOUGHT OF IN THE FIELDS OF
SUBSTANTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS. WHILE
:DETHLEFFSEN'S STRENGTH APPARENTLY IS IN THE FIELD OF SUBSTANTIVE INTELLIGENCE, HE DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED MANAGERIAL:
.ABILITIES. ALSO, DETHLEFSSEN IS .NEAR THE AOH OF RIIREMENT.
IN THE PAST, GENERAL GERHARD WESSEL WAS OFTEN CONSIDERED
1

AS A POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR TO GEHLEN, BUT SINCE WESSEL'S


ASSIGNMENT TO THE STANDING . VATO GROUP IN WASHINGTON, HE HAS
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BEEN OOMPLETELY OUT OF THE PICTURE.


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FOREIGN DISSEM

USEUCOM...

20. Maerz 1967

Sehr geehrter Herr General Gehlent


Den Maass Three 65. Geburtstages meeoLte ich nicht verbei
gehen lessen, ohne amine aufrichtigen Wuensche mu diesem Tage
nebernittelt su haben, auto Gesundheit, fortdanernde Arbeitskraft und oin gutes Mass von Erfolg und innerer Zufriedenbeit
ueber des Erreichte seism Ihnen nech nut viola Jahre beschieden..
Den fuege ich den Wunsch bei fuer . einen wirklichen Feststag in
Kreise der Ihren.

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#10,. 1h. I:arch '67, prto 3.

iiberzcugend einen niot?cracn, aufgcschlossencn


na g der . VI7.prZisident dc's Bundcsamtes fiir
Vcrfassungsschurz, Dr. Ernst Briickner, mit .Und dcmolsratiscisCa Gcheinsdicnstbeamtcntyp.
.7. Jahrcn nun gcsundhcitlichen Griincicn". in den
Is: im VcrIcssungsschutz also durch cinen. Abinhestand vcrscrtt'inicl'der vorrnaligc Leiter der
gang in .den. Rulscstand .personellc Integration.
Nbteilung- III (Linksraciiicalismus) des .Amits,.1
.
und kontmustat in ucr o c.sti.n iunrung e?r.. Gunther , Nollats, .20111 .VizcprHsidentcn'er-, wirla wordcn,"su 'tilt far den Bundesnadwidnenlanni woidcn sci, War dein. Bulletin dc r Bundes-.
dicnst das g.nadc Gcgcntei!. Am 3. April wird
:rgicrung zu cntnchmen Resonanz in -der
r V7chrinadst und heutige
'Offcistlidikeit hat diesc kleldurig Tfreilich. nicht.' der Gencrahaajor dc
Behbrdcnprasideni GchIcn .65 Jahrc It mid

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"
with damn nach Paragraph 41 des Bundes' eel- Vcrlaurbarung nicht' nut Dabci is
bcamtengcsztzcs 7..um 30. April in den Ruhcstand
auffallig, ila g Dr. Briiduscr nochfvor zweicin7.U . versetzen, Die Ausnalsmcbestimmung, de gdie
Jahrcn i1t Polizcsvollzugshcamser tin . cx-. Dirststzeit vcrhingt rt wad:7n Is wenn ,,dicnit-

Pihrigen Oberleitunc;sfrist cinc inncrc Erosion


stattfinden him, wenn jeder Mitarbeiter in scin.
cigcncs dienstliches KaLkl 'cinrcdmen mull, di('
inn nods 'CM Jahr; hingstens*
der Chef

nods vicr Jahrc im Amt scinv,ird;

' Gchlens Vizeprasident; 'Hans-Heinrids


Itnnunr aus Alters- svic aus Gcsundheits griinclen fr chic Nachfolgc 'ichsvctlich in Frage.:
Dcr Eihrungs vechsel.int BND.,svird zugleidu.ein
.Generationsweissel scm. Die von ehemaligen
"Offizican dcr Abreilung Porn& Hcerc Ost"
ins Gcncralstab des Heercs gepr5gte Epodsc gat.

zu Fink. Der i cue I yp des Gchcimdicnstdscfs


lon;erter Funktion, nimhic1 als der
von zivilens,Hcskommen; mtama glids cm n Manafiche Riididirsi dcr N'crwaltung ins Einzelfallc
3idierungsgruppc des .Bundcskriminalamtcs, ohne .die Fortfiihrung der Dienstgcsdi gre durch;cinen. gcrtyp, 1st ands Kerinern .dcr-Zusimmenhangc
Zwcifc/ lscrngcsund p,csvcscn Min mu g . Audi die bessimmten Beam:cn crfordcrn", bt allgcmcincs. nods nicht prdscnticrt worden.
.
Ontcrschicde in der Hclkunft dc s altcn:und des
Gem= und doth wie gcmiinzt auf:.den,.
Urn so bcdCnklichcr ersdleint dc Bonner
icucn Vizclidisidcntcn aced.= ins Augc.- BriidcFall Gchlen: Kum km:03 wird 'cin Bcamtcr.
dolenz.,Gegcnabcr den persondlen, organisatori:.
ter ,, kern, wic -crwiihntj, nus dcm
sthw.crer church rinen andcrcn Bcamten zu cr-.
togsdicnst.- als ehernaligcr Dresdentir . muss .scin, nIs der alicinige SchUpfcr'' des Bun- schen, rechtlichen urn! operativ.cn Problemcn dcr
GeheinulicnSte. Ruhm 1st dabci nicht zu crntcn,
. lt, Icompit 'vorn . ,,TUntersuchungsatis-:. clesnadnidstendiens-cL.
grchtsanw a
Mitvcrantwortung,kiinnte driidsen,.also I-Elude
nhu g Frciheitlichcr Jinistcn" --also als Nicht- i'Inderencits: Nur jeweib tin's cm n ,Talsr kann weg das ist die s Einstellung. -Nadi iCcienaucr
bcamter von der idcolcigischlyolitischen Scite her.
die Amtst:itic.kci1 vcrlingcr: . werdcn, Bundcsund Globlte hat . das Bonner Kanzleramc den
Er ' tr.= misers .mincr Arben :hrs . VerfassungsBlindtspersonalaussdni g miisscrt
Chefs dieser IlchOrden nidn . mchr die Rcsonanz
sehutz els Duch- und Prcsse-Autor mit Blitragen.. . rcgicrung sund .
zuttimmcn, tind :ii; dem 70: Lebcnsjahr: cndet
gcgcbcn, demi sic angesidns rarer sonstig'en Isoiiher Idcologic und lierrschaftssystcmc-dc
auch die VcrlangcrungsmUglichiccit. Geblcns lihrung bcdiirfcn.
!
'
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nationalcn
Kommunismus
hervor.
.'

.
. .
'Arm szeit inE
mits um. cm Jahr verl5ngert wpr-
q. :. '
,
wuiden
Plane
gesduniedcr,
1..Aus.dem ...,,Cariarts -Eaden 'den Auidnidt
/len, abcr er is: von nun an cin Pr:isidcnt auf Vat cincrn Jahr
Minister und Sraatssckret:irbcauftragt und cin
Abwehroffizicr undfriihere
pragte dcr
Abbruch. Die 13cz;chisnimis zwisdsen eine; Be- '
MinisteriurnsgebHudc Iscrgc .ridnet mit don Ziel,
Abtedungsleiter ins 13undesamt fiir Vcrfassungs7 .110rdc, chic nniel Sclbst:incligkeir benatigt, und
tdsutz, Richard' Gcrltcn dem Caner's- der Rtgicrung Itannen nicht . mclir unbefangen' in der Dicnststellc cles Bundestninisters fiir die
A ngelegcnheiten des Bundcsvcrccidigun"sratcs
Ladcnd stammck beide nidn, iber von Dr.:. .scin, wenn die .Rcgicrung binncn Jahresfrist
Bruck ner 1st bchannt, cla g er den Vcrfassungs-7, dcr fiber 'eine Dicnstverlingcrung zu entscheiden 'midi ifie Tatigkcit dcr Gehcimdienstc zu pkootdinicren. Nidst nur Bundcsministcr Heinrich
schure auds gar nicht els .,gcheimcn Nachrichten-. .hat. Zwar kann der Prasidcnt des BINID als pOliKrone, sondem auch Staatssckreeir: Reinhold
fienst", sondcrn als .,Sicherhcitsdicnst" verstan u - tisc'ner Beamtcr jederzeit in-den cinstwciligcn
Merdscr, der zuvnr als4Abtcilungslcitcr im Bunlen wissen wallte. Dics . Sor .alle:n . dilrfte der. Ruhestand rcrtttzt werdcri, &ids in cscin
dcskanzlcramt untcr eadercm BND-Fragcn berkund fin --den Bruds mit dcm Ptiisidenten
' tischcr unct vor:allem cirs psychologischcr Vnter-,- - arbeitct hattc, verfiigtc Uber politische uud.p&Schriibbers nuts hum. zwcijahrigcr Zusammenschied, ob cin Priisiclent church Initiative der Re- . eUnliche Eignung fr cin so sdnvicriges Unmankrbcit gewesca
gscrung in den . einstwcili;, en Ruhestand gesebidce

-
4
gen.' Dod) . zun5chst'lenkte chic Devisenausglcichs.
Do'cll wird es,..unter Nolkiu,. dem nun
wird ocher, ob dc Bundcsregierting lediglich die!' end Nonprolifcrations-Diskussion den Ministc.
Alncilungen des Vevfassun.gtZustimmung zur Di:nstverl.ingcrung nach ciner ..Kronc von semen neucn Aufgaben ab, dann few,
khutzes dirckt untcrstchen; . nidst 7.0 .gebelm- .
clic Erhard-Krisc ilin'und scirt :Ministcrinm fort
Routincfrist Verwcigvrt. *.
.
...
iienstlichen India'nerspielcn kommcn kOnnen, wie.- .
nosh che cr auds flue cin chtseigcs Mal die Prlisi
uc in der Pdtscb-Affare der Canaris-Mann GeeSich Vorgcsctztc, Stellvertrcter, Tlitarbeitcr.. ;denten. Gehlen und 6chriibbcrs und den MAD
ken 'und .die chemaligen Gcstapo-Bcanstcn 1.. Uncl Urncigcbenc n ; sist aussuchcn . zu kannen,
General Sccligcr in kin= Amt versammelt ge
'aing mid Wcnger zu yerantworten hasten. Not., - Bcanitcolos. Schwerlich aber he cinc BelsOrde
:,
.
babt hatte. . ,
figs koMmissarischer Nachfolgcr in der Abtei-. dcnkbar, bci dcr cs dennoth o schr auf dicnstIn dciii 'n;ittlerwcile zweckentfremdcten Si
Ittng III, Obcrregicrungsrat Dcgcnhardt, demoninterne? Vcrtrauca end pert,onelle Gesehlossen-..
chcrheitsminisierium an der: Erich-011enhauct
grierte zusammerfinit mittens KollcgcnDr.hicyer,
licit der Farung anhommewie bei dem im A4Stra g e in Bonn briitct !mute Ministcrirddirckto
r thittierwcile:Gerkens Nachfoll;cr in 'der . Abland operierenden liundesnathriducndienst. CeltHohmann, Erhatds Mimi 'fast vergessenct Pcra
Tilune IV (Spionageabwehr) . :wurdc, els Zeuge ic) ice nicht erscrtbar, (las ice die cinc Scitc, die
tcr, aber imaginaren politischen Planvorhaben.

lia,eoperativen

Ntscli-Prozea vOr ;dem Ilundcsgerichtshof

ani!ere Scite :As a

be, dag in .dcr I:MD=3 fiinf.

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22 March 1967

MEMORANDUM FOR: Deputy Director for Central Intelligence


VIA:

Deputy Director for Plans

SUBJECT:

Planned Visit of General - Cehlen to


Washington

1. It is suggested that you reply to the Director of


Naval Intelligence along the following lines:
General Gehlen was indeed invited by the Director
to visit Washington late last year. Immediately thereafter the government crisis arose in Germany which led
ultimately to the fall of the Erhard government and the
formation of the CDU/SPD coalition under Chancellor
Kiesinger. General Gehlen understandably indicated
his inability to accept the invitation.at that time
but expressed interest in making such a visit sometime
this year
All discussion of this invitation has been held
directly between General Cehlen and the CIA Station
Chief in Germany. At teir most recent meeting in
mid-March, General Gehlen again expressed his regret
that he found himself still unable to set a firm date.
Be promised, however, to provide four to six weeks'
advance notice of a proposed time for the visit.
Since plans for General Gehlen's visit have been
so tentative, we have not yet discussed with him his
desires respecting the agenda. We had assumed from
the outset that he would be interested in spending
some time with DIA. In any case, we shall advise DIA
as soon as the timing becomes firm.

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-22. For your own inforration (it is suggested that this


speculation be kept within the Agency for the present):
a. We are at the moment rather skeptical that
General q ehlen will visit Washington at all this year.
The situation can change overnight, of course, but
General Gehlen is still showing extreme hesitancy
about leaving Germany and one gets the impression he
may be heavily engaged in protecting his flanks with
the new government. We doubt that General Gehlen has
confided fully in r_
7 and accordingly recoms remarks.
mend against any direct comment on
b. We further recommend that no written comment
be made regarding Z
275 relations with C._
Rather it is suggested the observation be made orally
at an appropriate occasion that this matter continues
to be of extreme sensitivity, and that it would be
most helpful if Commander L
:3could avoid further
meetings with C

Chief, European Division

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23 March 1907

MEMORANDUM FOR: Deputy Director for Plans


SUBJECT:

Visit by Admiral Guenter Poser'

1. Attached please find a telephone contact report


dated 21 March 1967 in which E.'
notes
that Admiral Poser,' when yeti Met in Bonn, will, be arriving
in Washington on 29 March for a ton-day visit.
2. .Mr. Ray'Cline in his current discussions with the
Division has commented on the fact that General Gehlen
appears to be in difficulties with the Kiesinger Government
and that there is a definite possibility that Admiral Poser
maybe selected to replace Gehlen as Chief of the BND.
Acceding to Mr. Cline, General Gehlen's management of the
.NO has been under fire in various quarters in Bonn.and
simultaneously Admiral Poser has been agitating to strip the
3ND of sone of its military intelligence responsibilities
.u'eich he would like to see vested in a new German equivalent
. a: 'DIA, presumably with himself as chief of the new organizatim. In these connections, it is being suggested that
replacement of General Gchlen by Admiral Poser would satisfy .
both the BNDis critics and the Admiral's ambitions.
- 3. With the above back2round in mind, it is recommended
that we follow through On L
J's suggesgion that
Admiral Poser be received during his visit to Washington by
the DDC1. It is suggested further that the DC1 might be
interested. in the above report of a possible cha.lge in END
leadership and might himself wish- to meetAdmiral Pest at
this time.
4. Attached for your background information are brief
biographic sLetchos on Admiral Poser, General Bole, tho West
German Defense Attache who will be Admiral Poser's host in
Washington, and C.
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a on the KGB and its activities
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2. UTILITY indicated that he was very concerned over recent


Soviet activities against the Western world, primarily in the fields
of political action, disinformation, and active penetration operations
UTILITY opined that the Soviets are making a major effort to sow
dissension between the Western allies, and in this effort are playing
all registers of the intelligence game, ranging from their efforts
to establish controlled agents with influential positions in Western
governments, penetration of political parties of the Right and Left
in Western countries, and last but not least, aggravating natural,
but not necessarily major, disagreements between Western nations by
using all elements of their disinformation potential.
3.
C_
-D indicated to UTILITY that there initially was some
concern that there could be some embarrassing publicity concerning
student operations in Germany; however, that a close review of our
activities had shown that we were not engaging in any activities in
this sector which could give cause for concern. UTILITY's reaction
was rather relaxed and he indicated that the type of political action
operation utilizing students, labor unions and other groups of this
kind were a traditional and historical modus operandi in the conflict

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between East and West, and that any revelations that we were
engaging in such activity would not cause 4him any great surprise
or concern.
4. UTILITY mentioned that the emergency legislation which
was recently approved by the cabinet did include as an addendum a
law on the monitoring of communications. He mentioned that the
specifics of this law were still undergoing some changes; however,
that he hoped to be able to make available to us a draft copy of
the law in the not too distant future.
5. m
mentioned the assignment to and forthcomin g arrival
:7. UTILITY's 'reaction to
D's
in Munich of C.
assignment was very, very positive. Whilemaking appropriate noises
about the excellent job that L.-7 had been doing,
UTILITY made it quite clear that he and his ttaff . greatly appreciated
familiarity with German and Austriavl affairs, and especially his excellent back ground on CATUSK and its relation with WOFACT
_2355 previous association with CAME
He also mentioned that L.
had won him many friends who had not forgotten tm and that this
particular aspect should make it very easy for hEm . to quickly get
into the swim of things.
6.

Within the context of requesting. C.


3 to apologize to
'f or TIILITY's frequent postponements of his visit
to L
UTILITY mentioned that he hoped to be able to communicate
, a definite 'date in about four weeks but that problems he Was encountering with some of his adversaries in the new government precluded himfrom committing himself to a . specific date at present.
He emphasized that the problems were such that he did not feel that
he could leave Germany for any period of time prior to having taken
care of them, or at least having localized them.
7. UTILITY in commenting on the furor that the . NPT negotiations
had caused in Germany, made it clear that while' he had not made any
official comment on this matter, or actively participated in the
formulation of German policy, his personal views on the NPT Were
negative. Not only did he believe that Germany's accession to the
NPT would adversely affect its capability to exploit atomic energy
for peaceful uses, but it would be a serious obstacle to the ultimate
establishment of a European nuclear force which he considered essential for the security of Western Europe. In continuing_his commentar
UTILITY said that he felt that the worldwide commitments . of the
United 'States, especially the considerable effort that it had to
'expend in Southeast Asia, would adversely affect U. S. capability
tO forcefully react to challenges on the European cont lient, and
that this was causing him, and indeed ,many other thin ing Germans,
considerable concern.

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Dear Gene,
We are most grateful for your phone call and for the
copy of the letter you sent over concerning General Gehlen's
planned visit to Washington.
As things now stand Gehlen himself expressed his
regret that he is still .unable to set a firm date in response
to our invitation for a visit. He promised however to provide
us with 4 to 6 weeks' advance notice when and if he is able
to Accept.
We have as yet developed no agenda for his visit since
it has remained so tentative. However, we had assumed fro=
the outset that he would be interested in spending some time
with DIA and propose to take that up with him as soon as the
timing becomes firm, if it ever does.
For various reasons we would consider it helpful if
Fleming could reduce or avoid further meetings with C"
Of course, this may not be possible without creating unneArssary..
embarrassment so we leave that aspect to you and Don Staman's
capable hands.
t"")
Again many thanks for keeping us advised in this matter.
With warmest Personal regards,
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'GREETINGS TO YOU ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 65TH BIRTHDAY.


I WAS PARTICULARLY PLEASED WITH

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;Lalso raised the'question of UTILITY's tenure and
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untenable, he likened UTILITY to a "lame duck" President. He
considered that a years extension had been necessary because the
new Government had simply not had time to find a successor.
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b. To our n xt question on succession PETERSEN had no


direct answer only opin ions. When we dropped the name of General
Wessel, he said that un fortunately Wessel was no longer a candidate.
oved to have Nesse,/ get the job five years ago,
He said he would have
to quote PETERSEN1 "he would have really cleaned that pigsty thoroughly".

For some reason PETERS N completely discounted the possible candidacy


of Wessel. He implied hat Wessel was too old but actually Wessel is
only fifty-four and wo Id have at least five years active duty left
if he were appointed n xt year. We then spoke of the type of man
who linight replace UTIL TY. PETERSEN, as an Air Force Colonel on
active duty, would of ourse prefer a military man. He was of the
opinion, however, that the politicians in Bonn would want a civilian.
WAGNER would be replaced by. a military man but
His estimate was that
a political appointee. He'elaborated by saying
the top job would go t
it would be best if the new chief came from without the organization
since anyone now in the organization would either be too much encumbered
by UTILITY's past polic y or would create great enmity from his colleague
by attempting to change the policies. Only an outsider PETERSEN thought
would have a chance to establish his. own policy. PETERSEN alsb brought
up the matter of age in grade stating that a large number, he said 4 over
ten percent, of the CAT USK senior officers who aspire to the top job
are either already over age in .grade or are within a few years of retire
ment age. To be effect ive the new man would have to have a prospectiva-7
tenure of at least five years. Since military retire at sixty, civiliait
0.xmcftve this woul d mean a military man undex fifty-five or a
citilian under sixty.
In order to get that type of man from within th-e.
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a great handicap for a new chief in PETERSEN's opinion.
3. Asked whether these were just his own opinions he said the
topic was most current at all levels of CATUSK and he thought he had
given us a consensus of a great many officers who themselves do not
consider themselves as likely candidates for the 'job.

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'espion,
uand on transformateur elec.
trique explose . A Berlin-Est,
Q quand un acte de sabotage cat
.-ornmis dans Is Republique democra. Nue allemande, on salt on croit
savoir -- it quoi s'en tenir, et on dit
lutorrutiquement : a Ce son: ks
4ovnirla de Gehlen qui off fait le
...lap. Est-ce vrai, cat-ce faux 7
tan n'en a que trts rarement la
rceuve. Mais ce qu'on petit . affirext. avec certitude, c'est que non
ocukment dans la R.D.A., mais darts
IMI Ica pays cdmmunistes o1 il y a
: Ju . travail a i faire, on retrouve
lea hommes de Gehlen v.
Tout recemmcnt, on a pu .lire
dam Is presse polonaise une inforn uliim sins' congue : a Trots mem,
xer dr lorganitatIon Gehlen ont id
.vritls sar k territoire de la RiptiAlutue populalre de Polqgne. IL' ont.
,..agi dr: areas cornplets. s Pas un
nu4 de plus: c'est qu'on n'etale pas
ruNiquement cc genre d'affaires.

Le

docteui-'

4.
Le nom de Ochlen et le prenom
.4 Reinhard sent las courants en
%flernagne, mais le Reinhard Oehlen
quemion eat unique; 1 66 ans. il
, rn
(.1 Onital, cc qui West rien, mais
a esi fluid
chef des services de renwl enetnent de Is Republique fede ise allemande, cc qui est enorme.
, )n a iv k voir, Is semaine derniare.
.and de' Iournaux ont cm pouvoir,
-txvneer gull allait prendre sa
-1rsitr ; tea ambassades de divers
1, et en panieulier l'ambassade
i hicai ne, assaillirent les ministeres
.......... ....... ... .
t on tie coups de telephone pour
mander anxieusement at Is flour:elle
en taacte. On n'en salt encore ricn
ourd'hui, mats on ne croit pas. 1
^ n. q ue, al vrairoent l'iclee lui en
Gehlen pourrait slier
' 1 lent3e.
.ithlement cultiver son jardin, sans
4. eels cause de graves inconve,tt

(- tit qua Reinhard Gables sot


. thts collaborate= rappellent
sa &deur a, bias gull Wait aucun

droit A cc titre passe, A juste titre,


en Allemagne pour e' rhotante gut
salt tout *. Pour cela, il dispose d'un
budget d'au moms cent millions' de
marks par an (soft cent vingt millions de francs tourds) et d'un apparail extremement vaste et ramifie qui
groupe pres de trois male personnes
A salaire fixe, plus un nombre bien
plus considerable de cc qtron pourraft appeler des a contractuels 1.
payes pour des operations precises.
a Le docteur eat l'homme le plus
hai Cl le plus redoute dans bus lea
pays communistes. Une de sea specialites eat d'y etablir des
positions
I partir desquelles soul recueillies des
informations portant sur deux points
essentials: d'abord savoir al en est
l'adversaire quant aux armements et
A la repaitition strategique de sea
forces ; ensuite decouvrir cc qua cet
adversaire connait de Is situation militairc de l'Allemagne fedirale.
Pour y arriver, Alen dispose
d'hommes* tries sur lc void qu'on ap-
pelle ses s V-men (V pour. Vertrauen : confiance en allemand).
S'introduire en Allemagne de l'Est
est relativement facile pour lea
V-men : beaucoup d'entre max
y oft des parents et, avec un passeport an ragle, It leur cat alors
facile, mat re le a tour a de Berlin,
de passer fa frontiere. Des centaines
de collaborateurs du a docteur ont
des a contacts * en R.D.A. et y font
c travailler des hommes et des
femmes.
Bien que la discretion soft evidemment de rtgle en cc domaine. on eat
irrive A se faire one idee asscz exacte
de la structure de l'organisation Orbten et des tAches qu'elle confic A sea
agents.
1) Lei a V-men se doivent d'accomplir un travail de a penetration
A Berlin-Est, par ample, its doivent
entrer en rapport avec tel policier
tel Meier et le decider travailto
ur pour rorganlsation. On obtient
' ainsi des renseignemen ts precis sur
tea .projets des a centres de decision
de rennerni. *, en memo temps qu'on
' demoralise sea collaborateurs.
passes
2) Les a V-men some fois

vient de
par Gerard Sando.K.

dans le camp adverse, demenagent


frequemment. Quand ils soot charges
de ce qu'on appelle une c verification its s'installent alors pres d'un
lieu strategique qu'ils surveillent de
fawn permanente ;
3) Mission particulierement delicate et dangereuse, un V-man est
charg de se faire engager par le
Service de renseignement de l'adversaire pour transmettre des informations, bien sGr, mais aussi pour &masques . les membres de l'organisation
Gehlen qui travailleraient avec l'ennemi, et enfin pour lui fournir des
informations truquees qui genent le
fonctionnement du service.
En Allemagne de l'Est, les hornmes de Gehlen pullulent et its ant,
nous l'avons dit, Is ache relativement facile. Mais c le docteur dispose aussi d'un appareil remarquablemerit organise et efficace dans pinsieurs pays communistes et meme en
U.R.S.S. Allen Dulles, qui s'y connaissail en matiere d'espionnage, le disait
c Irremplagable et c'est pourquoi lea
services secrets americains se scot .
tenement emus I la nouvelle
allait prendre as retraite.

L'A bwehr
Pourtant, I l'origine, aucune vocation particuliere ne semblait devoir
mener Reinhard Gehlen I devenir un
maitre espion. Fils d'un officier de
l'ancienne armee imperiale, tout de
suite apres avoir passe son baccalaureat ii s'engage dans la
c Reichswehrrum& de la jeune
republique de Weimar qui, aux termes du &site de Versailles, ne devait
pas compter plus de cent mills hornmes; rnais oG, Ai, on forme activement, sous le commandement du genera! von Seeckt, les futurs cadres .de
l'enorrne Wehrmacht qui sera
l'armee de Hitler.
Disciplind at intelligent, Reinhard
Gehlen se fait rernarquer par sea
superieurs. Asses rapidement D . devient lieutenant dies la cavalerie, pins
eapitaine at commandant. Il eat Ana-

tement admis dans la e Truppenamt (administration des troupes),


sous laquelle, baptist &tin autre nom,
an camoufle l'etat-major . dissous par
lea Allies I la fin de Is premiere
guerre mondiale.
En 1933, quand Hitler prend le
pouvoir, Gehlen qui a, comme on dit
dans l'armee allemande, st Is coup
d'ceil a., fait dj panic des quelque
,-inquante officiers allemands c qui
clmptent a.
Vient Is guerre. Gehlen, officier
d'itat-major d'une division, sit
d'abord envoye en Pologne,- mais
est tres rapidement rappele pour scrvir aupres du general Haider. un
des generaux les plus fideles I Hitler.
Plus tard encore, les Allemands ayant
envahi l'Union sovietique, Reinhard
Gehlen apparait au ceite du general
von Leek dans les regions de Byalistok et de Minsk.
Cest la, sur le territoire sovietique
ravage par la guerre, que commence
as future carriers. Les chefs de l'armee allemande constatent en effet qua
les services de l'etat-major de l'amiral Canaris, chef de l' c Abwehr a.
c'est-i-dire de l'espionnage at du
contre-espionnage, fonctionnent IISW7
mat. De plus, it n'a rien ou presque
rien prepare pour . cette forme de
guerre qui consiste, par des methode%
c psychologiques a, a demoraliser
l'adversaire.
Reinhard Gehlen suggere stars au
haut commandement allemand de
creer un service special qui aura
comme nom : c Fremde Heat Ost
(c Armees etrangeres a l'Est a) et dont
la tache principale est ainsi formulaa Pepoque
blear, d tout prig.
des renseignements de tour ordrrs
sur radversaire. Pentrer chez len.
nemi. Saboter.
Pendant toute la duree de la guerre.
Reinhard Gehlen, avec Is soutien seta
de l'etat-major, de Himmler at de
Schellenbero, chefs des if. Perfec
tionne cet instrument et, de plus ee
plus souvent, it eat amend Ipaserag
H
personnellement,
itler,
des 1213Poiti
'Dana son secteur, 11 interror
prisonniers sovittiques, II earose dr
collaborateurs a soviaitlues dr

1NOLlt

6poque

riere les l' es ennemies, il organise


un vaste rsean d'agents qui le renseignent stir cc qui se passe co
U.R.S.S.

embarquent Gehlen, son c tresor


at quelques-uns de sea collaborateurs
dans tin avion special. En etudiant
de pres les documents, Bs constatent
qua, dans le domaine des affair=
sovietiques, Gehlen en sail mule fois
plus .qu'eux. Du coup, its operant imDans tine ferme
mediaternent un renversement d'al'lances qui, officiellement, ne sera
effectue qua quelques annees plus
lard.
On dit aujourd'hui, en Allemagne,
quc Gehlen aurait eu les pires diffi- . Des 1945, its chargent Gehlen et'.
cult& avec retat-major parcc qu'il
ses collaborateurs idlemands de forropposait au regime hitlerien. Tout
mer, sous contrOle arnericain, us sersemble prouver le contraire. Le 9 janvice special qui aura pour mission de
vier 1945, c'est-i-dire peu avant la
trailer el exploiter tout ce gut seri
fin de la guerre, le general Guderian,
U ltz contiaisscusce de l'Union soviichef des troupes blindees, se base
ague Cat organismesiege I Pruneencore stir les rapports de Gehlen
tort et il est finance par les services
admirablement documentes stir les
secrets americains,
forces soviitiques, sur 'cur structure,
Gehlen, toujours prudent at SOU..
sur ridentiti des officiers et aussi sur
cieux de 'preserver ravenir, a Posi
la situation economique du pays,
ses conditions.
bref, sur toute rorganisation militaire,
industrielle et humaine de l'U.R.S.S.
1) c Son service travaillera sow
dont Gehlen, gra:cc I ses milliers
son autorite directe et sera purement
d'agents, a acquis tine connaissance . allemand ;
approfondie.
2) Aucun de ses hommes ne fera
Bon hitlerien, mais intelligent,
quoi que cc salt qui serait c contraire
aux interets aliemands ;
Gehlen sent venir la defaite de l'Allemagne. Comme il est egalement pru3) Jusqu'it la formation dun goudent, il fait tirer en .trois exemplaires
vemement allemand, lui, Gehlen, se
tous ses documents et les fait enterconsidererait comme gerant des
rer en trois endroits ditiirents. On
intirits allemands v.
ne sail jamais : ils pourront peut-Etre
Les Americains, vainqueurs et sun
resservir. Its out resservi.
creux, acceptent. Peut-etre pensentLorsque les troupes americaines,
ils
On verra hien... On a vu en
merchant sur Prague, traversent la
Wet
rorganisation Gehlen s'est,
Baviere, Gehlen Sc cache dans uric
depuis la fin de Is guerre, developpee
ferme des Alpes bavaroises. II y taste
de facon 'ass= extraordinaire. Petit I
quelques semaines, puis, quand
petit, I la tavern de revolution pollestime le moment vent', il se fait
tique, les services de Gehlen soot
connaltre * aux Amkricains at leur devenus une organisation germanopropose sa merchandise *. D'abord
americaine.
sceptiques at meme hostiles, ceux-ci
'Les Americains, cedes, y jouent tin
l'interneM dans un camp. Mais, un
rele preponderant. Its out plus de
pea plus tard, un general americain
moyens financiers at techniques at
de Wiesbaden, specialise dans le
aussi, dans certains pays, plus de
renseignement, interroge longuement
c relations que les Allemands. Mais
Gehlen at an eat ebloui. C.e que detient c le docteur apparalt aux ser- na c service special independent
dm services secrets arnericains (done
vices secrets america ins (et en partiplus encore du gouvernement de
culler Allen Dulles) comma le plus
Washington que ceux-ci tiennent I
extraordinairo trisor de renseignoMart), eat charge de s difendre les
ments stir l'Union soviitique.
Intirits epidllquement amends a,
Pratiques, tea Ambicains
De 11 vkat quo lea Americains
tent pas longtemps: en juillet, deux
mob spr1s ht fin de Is guerre.

MVAq.:11

redoutent le depart de Gehlen, qui


provoquerait une gerrnanisation encore plus poussee du service. Cette
evolution Etait d'ailleurs privisible
' I peine lea Amerkains avaient-ils,
'recupere Gehlen que M Adenauer . .
le recevait personnellement I pinsieurs reprises, pour obtenti des ren-,
seignements, ben 30r, mais aunt pour
prulut conseiller une certaine
dence J I l'egard des Arnericains.
'
'

Klaus

C,e qui at remarquable dans (*or-.


ganisation Gehlen, c'est qu'elle ne
fait pas seulement du renseignement
e/assique, comme en font bus les
pays, c'est eomporte une section spectate, la Tiefenforschung a
(exploration en profondeur). Uoe tries
nombreuse equipe d'economistes. de
techniciens de toutes sortes at mama
de sociologues, etudie et prepare dc.
facon scientifique le terrain sur lequel
seront envoyes lea V-men .s. En
font pante presque tout les it specielistes a qui, du temps de Hitler et
de Is guerre, avatent deji prattque
cc genre d'itudes. Bien s0r, lea methodes ont change et, aux elates de

ces nazis, il semble meme qu'on


trouve aujourd'hui quelques participants I la revolte des generaux du
20 juillet 1944.
Malgre cela, is direction rate
nazie de cur et il cat inquietant de
voir que Porganisa(ion ne tknt aueun
comple de la detente souhaitee
par le gouvernement avec lea pays
de Vast et reste tra agressive.
II est possible que l'on exagere pour
des raisons politiques l'importance de
l'organisation Gehlen, mais lea specialistes a amiricains confirment
qu'elle est Is plus t efficace d'Europe, Exemple le plus recent : Gehten avail reussi I faire passer en
Allemigne de l'Est un de sea meil'curs agents qui avait pour mission
de prendre e contact a avec des of&
' etas de la mission sovietique militaire 1 Pankov. Klaus s, l'homme
de Gehlers, a Ete finalement arrete
1 Berlin-Eat: mats avant &etre pris,
avait reussi I Etablir un etat tees ":.
prcis des divisions sovietiques en
Allemagne. Actuellement, tea services.
secrets americains cherchent I nego-'
cler sa libemtion en echange de cent,
d'un Agent sovietique repute e sett-.
dente sii y. a quelques armies
Si, pour le renseignement dans

lei pays communistes, la collaboration


entre l'organisation Gehlen et les.;
services secrets americains eat extra-'
mement etroite, il n'en cat pas de.
meme pour le travail dans Wanp:.yz, Varonis:Non G'ch:cr. voia
maintenant de sea propres sites. Elk
a reussi 1 prendre pied un peu par.
lout dans le monde, et essentiellement dans lea pays arabes. Sea meltleurs agents dens le Proche-Orient
soot d'ancieas nazis qui, pendant la
guerre, y avalent pris des 'contacts s,
pour prance, au nom du Troisitme
Reich, is tulle contra l'inspErialisme
britannIque.
GERARD SANDOZ
Page 24 12 awn 1967

CA VOUS PLAIT LE
PAY5A GE ; ARTIWK?

C
.QUEL. _ GARCON

A DORABLEf

CI)

Fait divers itligirmiai


*

Le gang
des aB.D.D
* A dilaut de drewr les grimier*, on petit
aussi fracturer les pones des collectionneurs
!eat toujours autant de gar!
pour lea Iternniers, le prio
temps 1967 connait

SCS a11101i.

veaux * cambriokurs. Une nouvefte


mode vient d'etre lancie parmi lea
petits truands : le vol de bandes dee
sinees. Premiere tentative, sine pax
force au pied-de-biche. et prongs
much, l'apra-midi du 31 mars : qua.
qua* hommes ont cambriole C.:43.1e
Beylk, run des fondsteurs du club
des Banda dasinees et kidnap&
que/ques centaines de Robinson
Hurrah s,L'Aventureta Do
uald et autres tram", lusuet;sarored
tell& dans'une dounine d'albunn.
prise atilt bonne, ii y on & yak &I poor
psis de deux millions *miens.
Depuis, lea amateurs trembkot

IsmCfknt. Noblesse oblige. Les banal, ISm.infes sont reconnues valeurs


tastes. teurs collections cotent parhas deux. elnq cu Sept millions a
rArcus des B. D. a.
Alors on fait
dnottkr lea 'mutts des appartements
a ?enforcer Is porte du Club, rue
1
in !! Eermvairc
nrrnri s de traors insprimes et siege
vie erste meiation I Pappellation
magnifiquernent contralee Cercle
rteudes des Litteratura d'expression
raphique (C.E.LEGJ.

Perks fines
Les vcieurs ont
done pris le pas
war q uelques deux parandaques.
Linsookos de la

cambriole dans cc

rt

...

petit monde, on la nostalgic dc Penfence compte beaucoup, a provoque


de violentes coltres. Le conseil d'administration du C.E.L.E.G. a prie sea
I 500 adherents de s'opposer la
revente eventuelle des collections
volees et I leur recel. Et sort president.
lean Lacassin, a fort mai pris la
chose : Voici dj un certain temps
clue je suIs &mai, dit-il, par le
milieu de collectionneurs de bander
: dessinies grace auxquels les proportions d'imbeciles heureux, de
complexes sexuels. de nevrosis, de
dews paranoraques, efavares, d'algrk
et d'intrigants a augmenti de 90 %
dans me: relations. A cote lisle trip&
thetes, fajouteral desormals celle de
voleuri. s
Car c'est bien d'une operation
bandes dessinees qu'il s'agit. Les
cambrioleurs de Robinson , a Hurrah et a Donald ont neglige chez .
aaude Beylie un collier de perles
fines qu'ils n'ont pas pu ne pas voir et
tin coffret I bijoux bien en evidence
sur une cheminee. lb ont simplement
renverse une pile de linge et pris quelques milliers d'anciens francs pour
donner le change.
La premiere victime de ce petit
gang des bandes dessinees hesitait un
peu I ac rendre chez lea ponders. Le
club a beau compter un commissaire
parmi sea adeptes, on ne savait encore
si le vol des a Robinson allait Etre
pris au strieux dais lea brigades territorisles parisiennes. Aujourd'hui on le
asit. Les Inspeeteurs de Is P..1. out
aigneusement note la hate des albums

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DCI's invitation to General Gehlen-to visit the United*States.
and also certain matters regarding the further development of
the BND and its relationship to the Chancellor's office.
2. @DESSAU said that, in view of his own long personal
.relationship to the DOI, he planned to simply 'call him at home
this evening and determine his desires as to how he (@!DESSAU)

might best pass the messages on.


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Chaocellor Adenauer's funeral and @DESSAU said that he had
watched it until shortly after 10:00 when he had left to attend
. the services in St. Matthew's in . honor Of the dead Chancellor.
at the
@DESSAU noted that be bad run across.c.
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its
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Le
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1.
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entitled "L'Espion qui Vient de Loin". The article Makes Much of American
support of General GEHLEN and of the fact that the management of his
.
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2.: . On- 24 . April -rthat the author of - this article,.who . signed himself Gerard Sandoz. was in
-I did
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fOu.n4 it Ver* . Udd that 'a nekber-of a French government-supported news 'agency
shouldbe:411Owed to:Write-against an organization with which the.Freach
Services mainiain - offitialiliaison. (Comment: Although It is u'eUally taken
fOr'iranted'. that AFP'is : Contrlled.by the French government, the, situation
.is,clittle'more complex than that. Dating from a.teatute of 1957, APP is
adMinistoicad .bp,acOUneil . on which sii representatives of the government, .
. th' nia0ipiPrive.- ,the ' lurnatistic organizations, and the French Office of
Radio and'Telivisicin -- . ORTF. However; it is generally estimated that
two-thirds of the budget of AFP comes from the government.)

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


SUBJECT: Spiegel Article re Gehlen's Successor

1.

In the course of a telephone conversation with I:

a this date. he revealed that the BND anticipates the


current issue of the Spiegel due to appear 25 July will carry

an article s p eculating on the possible successor to General


evidently had received a Message from his
Gehlen. L
headquarters to this effect which further indicated that the
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learned about it at the last minute but was evidently able
to influence the Spiegel to make some modifications of the
article largely apparently in matters of fact (presumably.
regarding Gehlen's background or the history of the BND).

2. C i was also instructed to advise General Wessel


of the impending article and ascertained that Wessel was
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ALMOST IDENTICAL WITH STATEMENTS BY ALIAS BERNHARDT
REACRTED REF, RE POSSIBILITY GEN WESSEL TAKING OVER
2.

IN CONTRAST TO TENOR OF FINALITY AS VOICED

BY BERNHARDT AND SPIEGEL ALIAS REICHLIN STATED TO

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1.

AT FAREWELL GATHERING FOR L ._n ON 28 JULY, ALIAS

WENDT, FORMERLY ALIAS.HOLM, SAID HE HAD ATTENDED A MEETING AT


BuNDESKANZIERAMT ON 26 JULY DURING WHICH STATE SECRETARY
' KNIEPER STATED FLATLY THAT CHANCELLOR KIESINGER HAS NOT YET
SELECTED SUCCESSOR TO GEN GEHLEN: AS PRESIDENT BND, AND
PROBABLY WOULD NOT DO SO UNTIL LATER.

IN

FALL OR TOAD END

OF.YEAR: HOWEVER, CHANGE NEXT YEAR IS DEFINITELY IN PROSPECT.


.WENDT SAID THAT OF COURSE GEN WESSEL;WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT
SOLUTION TO THE LEADERSHIP PROBLEM, BUT HAS AT. LEAST NOT YET
BEEN TABBED FOR JOB.
2.

ACCORDING WENDT, RECENT . RASH ; .NEWSPAPER

ARTICLES

RE GEHLEN' S POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR BASED.1 ON PURE SPECULATION, HE


BEMOANED FACT THAT ISSUE BEING PUBLICLY DISCUSSED; AND REFERRED

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4. IN ASSESSING ABOVE, INTERESTING NOTE THAT WENDT HIMSELF


IS CANDIDATE FOR TOP JOB AND REICILIN IS IN HIS CAMP. ON 20
JULY REICHLIN SAID THAT HE PERSONALLY WOLL,D MUCH PREFER WEPT OVER
VESSEL FOR JOB BECAUSE .WENDT VERY FAMILIAR CURRENT BND PROBLEMS
WHILE WESSEL LONG SEPARATED FROM THEM. .REICHLIN CONCEDED,
HOWEVER, THAT VESSEL EXTREMELY GOOD MAN . WHO WOULD PROBABLY
LEARN FAST. HE PRESUMES WENDT'S CHANCES ARE SLIMMEkHAN
VESSEL' S BECAUSE OF BONN'S DESIRE TO SWEEP WITH AT LEAST
RELATIVELY NEW BROOM IF BRAND NEW BROOM CANNOt BE FOUND.
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REPORT OF MEETING WITH UTILITY

ACTION

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1.

NONE

ON THE MORNING

OF 1

AUGUST 1967, C-

HAD_ HIS FIRST MEETING WITH UTILITY IN THE LATTER' S OFFICE.


ALIAS WENDT /FORMERLY ALIAS HOLM/ AND , ALIAS ROENDORF WERE
ALSO

UTILITY HAD COME IN FROM HIS VACATION TO 'MAKE

PRESENT.

THE MEETING, AND EXTENDED A MOST HEARTY WELCOME ON THE


REASSIGNMENT OF THE WRITER TO MUNICH AND TO LIAISON WITH
HIS

.:l.FOR

OFFICE.

UTILITY DECLARED THAT

CONSULTATION Al

ALL TIMES,

HE WOULD

BE AVAILABLE

EITHER IN HIS OFFICE OR

.AT

HIS HOME ON LAKE ST ARNBERG.


2.

PRESENTED

L2

GREETINGS

FROM

WHO ONCE AGAIN EXTENDED A CORDIAL INVITATION FOR A UTILITY


VISIT

.T .0 HEADQUARTERS WHENEVER THIS

IT WAS POINTED OUT 10 UTILITY THAT

WOULD BE. POSSIBLE..


L

3.

FULLY UNDERSTOOD

THE DIFF.ICULTY . INVOLVED FOR UTILITY TO MAKE SUCH A VISIT.


.

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING WAS WELL


,

WHO DECL: ARED' .:THAT NOW

THE

RECEIVED

BY

ONLY OBSTACLE ST ANDIiiG IN

UTILITY,

THE .

WAY

WAS THE .. QUEST ION OF THE SUCCESSION TO HIS POSITION:, AS 'SOON


AS-IT WILL HAVE BEEN SETTLED BY THE BONN GOVERNMENT,. HE HOPES
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TO BE ABLE TO PACK HIS BAGS AND TAKE OFF TO WASHINGTON.
3.

UTILITY WAS PRESENTED WITH A GIFT FROM VIET NAM

WHICH CONSISTED OF THREE FRAMED MAPS OF THAT AREA, PLUS


AN INDOCHINA MAP FOLIO PUBLISHED BY WOROMP. AS AN EX-G2,
IN ADDITION TO HIS CURRENT POSITION AS PRESIDENT OF CATUSK,
IT WAS EXPECTED THAT HE

WOULD

BE APPRECIATIVE OF SUCH

A TOKEN GIFT FROM THE FAR EAST. HE WAS. ON THIS SCORE, HE


EXPRESSED A HOPE THAT THE

WRITER

COULD GIVE HIM AN INFORMAL

BRIEFING ON THAT AREA BASED UPON THE WRITER'S RECENT TOURS


=1ALLOWED HE WAS WILLING TO DO SO, BUT

OF DUTY THERE.
POINTED

OUT THAT THE

FAST-MOVING EVENTS IN THAT AREA MAKE

HIS KNOWLEDGE ALREADY SOMEWHAT


AGREED TO DO

se.

OBSOLETE,

NEVERTHELESS, HE

THIS LED UTILITY 10 DECLARE THAT AFTER

HIS

RETURN FROM LEAVE IN SEPTEMBER HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A TOUR


D'HORIZON WITH THE WRITER. IN MAKING THIS
STATED THAT HE

FELT

REQUEST

UTILITY

HIS GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN GUILTY OF SOME

MISTAKES RECENTLY IN THE HANDLING OF ITS FOREIGN POLICY.


rf

-7 OFFERED NO COMMENT.
4.

UTILITY BROUGHT UP THE SUBJECT OF SUCCESSION DURING

WHICH HE SIGNIFICANTLY AND FORCEFULLY STATED THAT HIS


CANDIDATE, AND THE ONE MAN IN GERMANY MOST SUITED 10 SUCCEED
HIM, WAS IDENTITY A.
WAS PRESENT, WAS A

HE

ALSO MENTIONED THAT ALIAS : WENDT, WHO

POSSIBLE

CANDIDATE AND ONE WHO UTILITY

FELT WAS ACCEPTABLE, BUT ONLY IF IDENTITY A WAS NOT

AVAILABLE

CR WAS FOR SOME REASON UNACCEPTABLE TO THE BONN GOVERNMENT.


ALIAS'WENDI NODDED HIS HEAD IN ACQUIESCENCE WITH NO APPARENT
SHOW OF DISAPPOINTMENT. UTILITY POINTED OUT THAT THE RECENT
ARTICLE IN IDENTITY B, IN HIS OPINION, WAS DONE TO DENIGRATE
IDENTITY A BY TARRING HIM WITH THE SAME MILITARY BRUSH THAT
IDENTITY 8 HAS SO OFTEN WIELDED ON UTILITY HIMSELF AND CATUSK
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AS A WHOLE. AS FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THIS SO-CALLED IDENTITY B
SLANT, HE ALLUDED TO THE STATEMENT IN THE ARTICLE WHICH PICTURED
IDENTITY A AS A STRONG ROMAN CATHOLIC WHEN IN FACT HE IS A
STAUCH MEMBER OF THE EVANGELISCHE CHURCH. IN UTILITY'S
JAUNDICED VIEW OF IDENTITY 8 AND ITS WRITINGS ON CATUSK, THE
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION CHARGE WAS MEANT TO STIR UP OPPOSITION
TO IDENTITY A AMONG CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF THE IDENTITY C.
UTILITY DECLARED THAI,

LIKE40FACT4

HE STRONGLY BELIEVED IN

THE FRONT OFFICE MAKEUP ON THE SANE TERMS, WHEREBY THE TOP
TWO IN THE ORGANIZATION SHOULD

BE

EITHER . TWO CIVILIANS, OR

ONE CIVILIAN AND ONE MILITARY, BUT NEVER TWO MILITARY. HOWEVER,
AT THIS POINT IN HISTORY ) HE FELT STRONGLY THAT, ON THE
OCCASION OF THE FIRST SUCCESSION TO THE TOP LEADERSHIP OF
CATUSK, CANDIDATES FROM CATUSK ITSELF SHOULD NOT IN FACT
BE REGARDED AS MILITARY CANDIDATES PER SE. FOR EXAMPLE, IN
THE CASE OF ALIAS WENDT, ALTHOUGH HE CARRIES THE RANK OF MAJOR
GENERAL HE IS IN FACT THE EQUIVALENT OF A CAREER CIVILIAN STAFF
EAPLOYEE OF CATUSK. AS A MATTER OF FACT, UTILITY POINTED OUT,.
ALL OF THE OLD TINERS,. INCLUDING HIMSELF, REGARDLESS OF WHAT
MILITARY OR CIVIL SERVICE RANK THEY MAY HOLD, SHOULD IN FACT
BE REGARDED AS CIVILIANS BY VIRTUE OF THEIR CATUSK

SERVICE,

BOTH OFFICIALLY AND UNOFFICIALLY, FROM 1946 TO 1967. DURING


THIS PERIOD OF TIME, THEY HAVE BEEN LIVIiiG AND WORKING AS
CIVILIANS MUCH LONGER THAN AS PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS, UP TO
AND INCLUDING THEIR WARTIME ACTIVITIES. IN OTHER WORDS WERE
IDENTITY A /WHO CAN BE CONSIDERED A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER MORE
THAN AN INTELLIGENCE CIVILIAN/ APPROVED AS PRESIDEhT, THEir
ALIAS WENDT, DESPITE CARRYING THE RANK OF MAJOR GENERAL, SHOULD
BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THE POSITION OF VICE PRESIDEiiT.
UIILITY STATED THAT THIS LINE OF REASONING HAS
SECRET EGMA-69933 PAGE 3

BEEN

ACCEPTED

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BY CERTAIN UNSPECIFIED PERSONS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. HE


'FOLLOWED THIS BY STATING THAT

HE

MIGHT REQUEST 'WOFACT TO SOLICIT

..SUPPORT FOR THIS VIEW WITH THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR BY OUR
44BASSADOR'S OFFICE. nE WAS NOT ASKING THAI THIS ACTUALLY BE DONE
AT THIS

TIME, BUT

THAT

POSSIBLY

IN THE

COURSE OF COMING EVENTS


POINTED OUT THAT

SUCH A REQUEST MIGHT BE FORTHCOMING. C

HE COULD MAKE NO COMMITMENTS ON THIS AT THIS TIME, BUT THAT THE


GERMAN STATION

WOULD HANDLE SUCH A REQUEST IN WHATEVER MANNER

MIGHT BE ADVISABLE IN THE FUTURE. UTILITY UNDERSTOOD.

5.

UTILITY TOOK THIS OPPORTUNITY

TO

REFER.

10

THE RECENT

FOR SACKGROUivD INFORMATION ON GENERAL ALBERT SCHNEZ


C.J. ALIAS : WENDT MADE REFERENCE TO THE ALLEGED NAZI

REQUEST

PARTY AFFILIATION OF SCHNEZ A6D WENT ON THE RECORD AS KNOWING


SCHNEZ

AS A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND FOR THIRTY

CLOSE TIES WITH THE NAZI MOVEMENT AND

OF SCHNEZ

ENDORSED ALIAS

AND ADDED

THAT

WENPT'S

CATUSK HAD

OF

OF THE

PERSONAL INTEREST IN
GO THROUGH

POSSIBLE HINDRANCES

IDENTITY A FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF

SCHNEZ

WERE DENIED THE NATO

TO IT AND THEREFORE BE

AS LEADER

SECRET EGMA-6v933 PAGE 4

FOR

WOULD

TO THE

CATUSK. IN OTHER

SLOT, IDENTITY

UNAVAILABLE

NOT

THE NAZI PARTY.

OF NATO CENTRAL FORCES. IF APPROVED, THIS APPOINTMENT


ELIMINATE ONE

NO

RECOMMENDATION

SEEING SCHNEZ'S . CONTEMPLATED APPOINTMENT

THEREBY

HAD

WHO CERTAINLY WAS

THE RECIPIENT4iF ANY-SPECIAL DECORATION BY


UTILITY HEARTILY

YEARS WHO

SELECTION

WORDS,

IF

A MIGHT BE ASSIGNED

THE HEAD OF,CATUSK.

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6. AT THE END . OF THE . MEETING, UTILITY ONCE AGAIN REITERATED

THE OPEN DOOR POLICY FOR THE HEAD OF'WOFACT LIAISON GROUP IN
MUNICH AND EXPRESSED THE DESIRE

TO-HAVE

FREQUENT MEETINGS ON

A PERSONAL BASIS AS WELL AS THE RESUMPTION,


OF FULL COOPERATION
AND THOSE

OF

BETWEEN

THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS

MUNICH BASE AND THE

GERMAN

STATION.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH C

COMMENTED ON UTILITY SUCCESSION. SA ID HE WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED


CONSIDERED HE HAD NO CHANCE AT SUCCESSION HIMSELF BE CAuSE
j OF HIS KNOWN CONVICT ION THAT CAT USK NEEDED REORGANIZATION
AND TIGHTER CONTROL. AS OF NOW CHANCELLOR PLANS TO
SELECT GENERAL WESSEL FOR POSIT ION NEXT SPRING BUT DECISION
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9 August 1967-

MEMORANDUM FW: Director of Central Intelligence


VIA:

Deputy Director for Plans

SUBJECT:

Gerhardt Wessel

1. This memorandum is for your information.


2. A fortnight ago the Spiegel broke the story
that Wessel would probably ' replaeellehlen as Chief of
the.BND. More recently both Wessel and/Herre have
indicated that the assignment of Wessel may be closer
to a decision than reflected in the Spiegel story. On

7 August 1967, I met with items to give him a routine

briefing on the Middle East situation; because he


brought Wessel with him, I changed the briefing into
a broader introduction to the intelligenee problems
of the area and the importance of the Middle East and
the growing Soviet threat to European interests in
the Middle East. At the end of the briefing Wessel
discussed his own future. Chancellor Kiesinger has
sent word that he desires to. meet with Wessel during
his visit here next week. Wessel appears reasonably
certain that the Chancellor wants to talk about the
BND assignment. Before the Chancellor arrives Wessel
would like to formulate his own theUghts on the role
of the head of. the BND, the relationship with the
Chancellor and other elements of the Bonn Government.
He posed questions about the following:
Position of the President of the BO
To wham is the DCI responsible? Who appoints
him? Is it aPresidential appointment? Is it
subject to legislative confirmation? By the
Senate or a smaller group?
Funding
How is CIA funded? Is the budget public?

How Is the budget presented to Congress? Does

any outside agency review the allocation and


expenditure of funds? Are operations/ expenditures concealed? How are funds transferred?
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Does the DCI have a clear, authority to
take on new employees and to separate those
that he believes are no longer useful? Does the
DCI have authority in the personnel field that
is provided by law? Are hip actions in personnel matters subject to an outside review? By
whom?
1
The Function of the DCI as an Intelligence
Advisor to the President
How does CIA report intelligence to the 1
President, the principal Cabinet officers, Departments and Agencies? Does the DCI submit identifiable CIA items directly to the President? l' How
is this handled procedurally? Does the DCI have
representation in the White House?

Relationships with the Political Parties

.
.
Does the DCI make an . effort to maintain contact with the leadership of the opposition party
as well as the party in power? How is this done?
Is intelligence made available to the opposition
party?
3. It must be remembered that Wessel has not been
active within the BND Headquarters for fifteen ycars.and
has been separated from the Federal Republic Defense
Ministry intelligence activities for more than five.On the ether hand, his experience in Paris in the early
'fifties, his experience in Bonn, command duty andithe .
exposure to the larger world of the NATO Standing Group
in Washington have given him a perspective that will
probably serve him better than prolonged duty within the
BMD Headquarters in Munich.' Wessel ha not made an effort to stay abreast of BND bureaucratic arrangements
with the Federal Republic. Therefore, we cannot *urns
that he has thus far been a beneficiary of the exposure
in some depth that CIA has been giving to senior officials who have remained in the BND or to that given Dr.
'fortis the Prealdent of the.Bundesrechnungshof (the'
closest thing to a Bdreau of the Budget that the Federal
Republic has) at the time that the official . relationship
of the BND.with Bonn was worked out.'

4. I suggested to Wessel that a few minutes of


conversation with you would provide the most useful
answers to the questions he raised. I proposed that
he consider holding such a conversation with you.
(Dinner at Wessel's on 11 August 1967 might provide an
occasion.)
5. I touched briefly on the basic legislation
(copies of which the END has in both English and German), the special committees in Congress which provide
the legislative relationship, the absence of any

structured arrangement with the "out party" that was


in any way comparable to Gehlen's liaison with the SPD
dating back to September 1950, the practice of the
President offering intelligence briefings to the opposition nominee . during Presidential election campaigns,
the general pattern of the DCI's position in providing
intelligence directly to the President and White House
staff, the evolutionary character of all but the
'legislated basis of the DCI position etc.
6. Beyond this, it was agreed that if and when
a firm decision was reached on his appointment as
Gehien's successor, the Clandestine Services would set
up a series of briefings in some depth on matters of
interest to him.
7. L:
0, Deputy Chief of the European
Division, was present at the briefing and this conversation; I am preparing this memorandum at his suggestion
since the exchange was primarily between Wessel and me;
C
made. the appropriate offer to Wessel regarding
future briefings and assistance.

8. Earlier Herre had suggested that Chancellor


Kiesinger might take soundings in Washington on Wessel's
standing in the USG. As I recall, Secretary McNamara
spotted Wessel as an unusually bright troop .commander
during a visit to Germany four or five years ago; I as. sume this reputation has endured through Wessel's tour
in Washington. I am not aware that Wessel is well known
at levels of the State Department and the White House
which may be in contact with Chancellor Kiesinger. It
seems unlikely.thst Kiesinger would, at this early date,
broach this subject with any American official.
JAMES H. CUTCHFIELD
Chief, Near East and
South Asia Division
cc: DDCI
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


SUBJECT: UTILITY's Comments re Possible American Intercession regarding his Successor

1. Heinz Herre saw me this date in the absence of C/EUR


to convey the respo r.se he had received from UTILITY to the
question posed by C/EUR to Herr& during their lunch on
8 August whether COS/Germany might usefully indicate to the
Gerinan government and political contacts that the Agency
favored a professional (i.e., a person with previous intelligence experience) rather than a political appointee as
A was himself struck by the speed
UTILITY's successor. C
with which UTILITY replied and had with him the original
cable from which he read large portions.
2. UTILITY stated: he would welcome our saying something
if appropriate opportunity presents itself. He suggests that
the impending visit of Chancellor Kiesinger might present such
an opportunity (although of course this is only one possible,
not the exclusive,opportunity). His reason for endorsing the
suggested action by us is to take all possible steps to ensure
continuation of the existing good relations between the BND
and the NATO services, in particular the U.S. service. He
requests, however, that no names be mentioned but rather that
our statement be limited to expressing our strong preference
for a "professional" rather than a "non-professional". He 1
requests that specific emphasis be placed on the importance
of appointing as his successor a person who has had long
experience in the foreign intelligence field (i.e., his
successor should . not come from the BfV). He further suggested
that an opening wedge for initiating such a'discussion might
well be the recent Spiegel article speculating on the possibility that General Wessel would be appointed his successor
3. Heinz insisted that I read back to him the notes I
had taken and specifically endorsed the above paragraph as 1
cmbodying the exact terms of the Doctor's message. He claimed
to be impressed by the level UTILITY was suggestin g for our
intercession, and speculated, stressing that it was his per
sonal opinion, that this implicitly authorized and requested
us to have COS/Germany take action if and as we saw fit.

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' To my direct query whether he had any persons particularly


in mind whom we might approach, he stated that he personally
felt principal weight should be given to top levels of the 1
SPD, but that he felt COS/Germany would be a better judge
of the appropriate people to approach in Bonn.

DC/

EUR

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Bette*

BUNDESNACHRICIITNbIENST

General Reinhard Gehlen,


kann noch bis April 1972
in seinem Amt bleiben
Die Auswahl eines Naehfolgers stellt viele Probleme
Eigenbericht der WELT
H. W. D. Bonn, 14. August
Wer soil der neue Priisident des Bundesnachrichtendienstes (END) werden?
Dies Frage wird zurzeit von Berufenen und Unberufenen Offentlich diskutiert. Namen werden genannt, Kandidaten hodigespielt.
Den Antall bietet der Um.stand, darl
der jetzige Prasident des END, Rein-.
hard Gehlen, in der frilheren Wehrmacht Generalleutnant und Leiter der
Abtellung Fremde Heere Ost" im Generaistab des Heeres, am 3. April dieses
Jahres die norrnale Altersgrenze von
65 Jahren erreicht hat.
Die Amtszett Gehlens 1st elnstweilen
bls zum 30. April 1968 verlangert worden. Nach den geltenden beamtenrechtlichen Vorsctuiften kann sic jeweils nur
.urn ein Jahr, hachstens jedoch nodi
vierrnal, ausgedehnt werden. Es 1st also
durchaus denkbar, daB Gehlen den
END noch bis 1972 leitet.

OECLASSIFI
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Irgendwann, frilhestens im April


nfichsten Jahres, spatestens in flint Jahren, mull ein Nadifolger Rir den Chef
des Nachrichtendienstes gefunden sein.
Wet Mime daffir in Frage? Es kann
nicht Sadie von Organen der affentlichen Meinung sein, personalpolitische
Vorschlage ftlr seine Naddolge auszuAlt11 litItASt6 i Tbrelten. Indessen lessen slch die Quetta vtikationen besdirelben, die ein NadiTELL ISENCE AE
" u ifolger haben mUnte.
NODS EXEMPT ION9
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emn Mitarbeiter eines frUheren
IMES DIOCLOgillif A
" u I Bundeskanzlers, der nodi kein thm zuZOOS
sagendes Betatigungsfeld gefunden hat,
sich mit dem Wunsdie tragt, die Nachfolge zu Obernehmen. Indessen kann
der bloBe Umstand einer nicht befriedigenden Tatigkeit kelnesfalls zu einer
Nachfolge Gehlens qualifizieren.
Ein Nachrichtendienst von hohem
Niveau 1st em n auBerordentlIch empfindliches Instrument, das an seine Leitung
die htichsten Anforderungen stellt. Von
der Qualitat der Meklungen, die or beschafft, von 'Firer Auswertung und Beurteilung Idinnen politische Entscheldungen von grOBter Bedeutung abhangen.
Solite die Wahl, was grundsatzlich
durchaus zu vertreten ware, auf einen
Niditfachmann fallen, dann m011te ihm
em n hodiqualifizierter Fachmann ale
Stellvertreter belgegeben werden, damit
slch die Lehrzeit" des neuen Chefs
nicht negativ auswirkt. Dieser ware
dann frellich far langere Zeit in hohem
Malle von seinem Stellvertreter abhanglg, tin Naditell, der nut dadurch
geglIchen werden knnte, dab zwischen
be:den von 'vontherein em. besonders
cnges Vertrairensverhaltnis .berrttinde.
Dies lit zwar In jedem retie notwendlg,
abet sein Fehlen wOrde nod% bedenklicher sein, wenn der Chef em n Lale und

loan filiellwartritinz elwAratirminus swim


4361heaswilwribet I tterearlasump 41,440-

standige Gremium nodi sehwieriger, als


sie ohnehln 1st.
Die Frage, ob der Nachfolger wieder
em n ritzier 1st oder nicht, 1st unerheblidi. Es kommt auf die Cheiqualitaten
an.
Autierdem mull der Nachfolger in der
Lage sein, Spitzenverbindungen im Inund Ausland anzuknilpfen und zu pflegen. Auf den entsprechenden Ebenen
wird aber nicht jeder beliebige nur deswegen als Gespradispartner akzeptiert,
well er Prasident des BND 1st.
Vor allem mull die Leitung des END
auf strikte innenpolitische Neutralitat
bedadit sein. Nur sic garantiert die
Loyalitat gegenOber jeder Bundesregierung, wie auch immer.dlese sich jeweils
zusammensetzt. Eine Bundesreglerung
muff mlndestens alle vier Jahre mit
1hrer AblOsung rechnen. WUrde Ober
die Leitung des END parteimallig entschieden werden, dann wtirde entweder
ihre Loyalitat gegeneber einer neuen
Bundesregierung in Versuchung gefilhrt werdcn oder sic milOte ihrerseits
auch abgellist werden.
Des eine ware so fragwOrdig wic das
andere. Weder dart die Loyalltat problematisch werden noch vertragt es die
Sadie, wenn der Ieitung eines Nachrichtendiehstes alle paar Jahre eine AblOsung droht, was in das Instrument
emn Element hochgradiger und lahmender Unsicherheit hineintragen
Die neue Leltung dart daher unter
partelpolitischen Gesichtspunkten weder
umstrItten seln noch eine Handhabe dazu bieten. Kaum ein anderes Staatsorgan mull so bedingungslos aus Parteiblndungen herausgehalten werden
eln Nachrlditendienst,
Das bedeutct nicht, clan die neue Leltung itchier Partei angehOren diirfte. Es
bedeutet nur, da0 sic sich Iceinem
anderen Interessc als dem des Staates
verpflIchtet zu filhlen hat. Weder die
Zugehtirigkeit noch die Nichtzugehdrigkeit zu einer Partel dart bei der Ernennung eines END-Chas und seines
Stellvertreters eine Rolle splelen. Indessen 1st es wichtig, da0 die Leitung
des END das Vertrauen aller Parteien
genieLlt.
Das liegt elnmal In der Hand derer,
die sic bestellen. Zum anderen liegt es
bei denen, die ernannt werden, das allseitige Vertrauen zu pflegen und zu
rechtfertlgen,Wle-tn der Armee und in
der. Polizet muBin Jedern . Nachrichtendlenst die Einheit des Staates ihren
lebendigen und g laubhaften Ausdruck

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CHIEF OF STATION, GERMANY - CHIEF OF BASE,


FRANKFURT - CHIEF OF BASE, BERLIN - WOCAUK

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SJDJECT

-C)POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS TO UTILITY

FICTION

NONE

REF

NONE
1. COMMENTING ON CURRENT SPATE OF WEST GERMAN PRESS

ARTICLES IN REGARD UTILITYS POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR, ON 16 AUGUST


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A.

NO FIRM DECISION

B.

WORD ON TOP AUSWERTUNG LEVEL IS THAT CHANCELLOR

KIESINGER,

HAS YET BEEN MADE

PRIOR TO HIS bEPARTURE TO

WASHINGTON,

BE

LET IT

KNOWN 'THAT NO DECIUON LIKELY BE MADE BEFORE 4-6


WEEKS

C. KIESINGER PLANS USE CURRENT TRIP TO TALK To


'GENERAL WESSELINWASHINGTON REGARDING POSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT.-

D.

Surozrbert

AMBASSADOR . SCHNIPPENKOETTER APPEARS 10 BE THE

:TOP CIVILIAN IN THE RUNNING


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KUEHNE SEEMED RATHER RELAXED ON

THE POSSIBILITY OF GENERAL WESSEL TAKING COMMAND, BUT


EXPRESSED , LOW KEY UNCERTAINTY IF AMBASSADOR SCHNIPPENKOETTER
WOULD BE THE PROPER MAN.

THIS CONNECTION, HIS ' VIEWS ON

NATTER NO DOUBT SHARPLY COLORED BY CONSIDERATIONS OF HIS


OWN FUTURE. ALIASDEGENHARDT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY RETIRE BY
SUMMER OF 1969 - NOT LONG AFTER PROBABLE REPLACEMENT OF
UTILITY - AND KUEY1NE: ASPIRES TO TAKE OVER FULL COMMAND OF
AUSWERTUNG. THIS CONNECTION, AND GIVEN CLOSE PERXNAL TIES
BETWEEN KUEHNE AND WENDT!, CLEAR KUEHNE, BE MOST COMFORTABLE IF
WENDT TOOK OVER. CONVERSELY, AND GIVEN BACKGROUND OF SOME
PERSONAL AND PR OFEUONAL STRUGGLE

BETWEEN

KUEHNE

AND POSER,

A POSES ASSIGNMENT WOULD FACE KUEHNE WITH REAL PROBLEMS.

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ACTION REQUIRED: As stated, Paragraph 1 below.


A. I3ONN-C-135, August 1967
B. .EGMA-i0519, 17 August 1967

REFERENCES

1. Prior to requesting traces, Munich will appreciate


Bonn's providing us with any available identifying biographic
details on Ambassador SOHNUPENKOETTER, reportod in Reference
as the strongest civilian czadidate to replace UTILITY.
2. Information possibly pertaining to Ambassador

SCHNIPPENKOETTER appears on page 11 of the 1967 edition of


Taschenbuch de S Oeffentlichen Lebens, which lists Presseref.
ORR. Heribert SCHNIPPENKOETiER as on the staff of Dr. Bruno
HECK, Der Bundesminister fuer Patine un4 Jugend, 5320 Bad
Godesber g , Kennedyallee 105-107. During a conversation with
n on 9 Augyist 1967, (1.CASTROP described
SCHNIPPENKOETTER as a "disarraaMent man".

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Gehlen, known as he "tddle over the departanent
Y. the man.: .Without "a 'face,. will eilled f ideign Armies *Eits
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(TEXT) BONN--IT HAS NOV BEEN LLARNED THAT THE CIA )AS INTERVENED
DIRECTLY IN THE . SELECTIoN OF A SUCCESSOR TO THE POST OF HEAD OF
THE WEST GERMAN SECRET SERVICE. THE U.S. SECRET SERvIcE STATED ITS
WIS " ES "IN A SUITADLF FORM--FIRNLY AND EUHATIcAlL y " ON THE OCCASION
OF THE LAST visir TO THE UNITED STATES B y CHANCELLOR KIEsINGER AND
HIS FOREIGN MINISTER, BRANDT.
THE UNDERLYING ASsUmPTION WAS THAT THE PRESENT sEcrzET SERvi.cE
cHIEF IN KIESINGER'S OFFICE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL GEN I EO, WE0 IS
66, IS DUE FOR REIIREmENT AS "HINISTERIALDIRERTOR" IN CHE SpRNG
OF. 1968 AT THE LATEST. CIA DIREpfoR RICHfiRD N. HELMS iS SAID TO
HAVE MADE IT KrOwN'TO CHANCELLOR KTESINGER THAT THE CIA y r:1:HD LT.
N. GERNtIRD WESSEL OF YEE FEDERAL ARNED FORCES TO BE GEKLEI:'s
:SUCCESSOR.
IN THE FASciSi SUPREME ARHY CoUNAND, VESSEL WAS GEXiJiIN I S DEPUTY
;AND WAS IN cHARGE OF THE ANii-sOvIET Es p TCNAGE AED
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GEHLEN (SITUATI 3R"4t 1
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BONN, WEST GERMANY (REUTERS)REINHARD GEHLEN,
KNOWN AS THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE, WILL RETIRE IN APRIL
FROM HIS POST AS HEAD OF THE WEST GERMAN COUNTERESPIONAGE
ORGANIZATION, WHICH HE HAS LEAD SINCE SHORTLY AFTER WORLD WAR II.
MOST PEOPLE KNOW LITTLE OF HIM OTHER THAN HIS NAME AND AGE.
FOR GEHLEN HAS RULED HIS NETWORK OF CLOAK-AND-DAGGER MEN FROM
BEHIND A VEIL OF ANONYMITY AT HIS HEADQUARTERS SURROUNDED
BY BARBED WIRE NEAR MUNICH. AS FAR AS IS KNOWN, NO PHOTOGRAPH
HAS BEEN TAKEN OF HIM IN THE PAST 23 YEARS.
THE LAST ONE, TAKEN IN 1944 1 SHOWS HIM AS A BALDING
SLIGHTLY-BUILT 40 .. YEAR OLD . IN THE UNIFORM OF A WEHRMACHT COLONEL.
SOME 19 YEARS LATER, THE EAST GERMAN SECURITY SERVICE PUT A
BIG PRICE ON THIS BALDING HEAD ... A TESTIMONIAL TO THE
EFFECTIVENESS WITH WHICH HIS POST-VAR APPARATUS WAS ALREADY
WORKING.
BORN AT ERFURT (NOW IN EAST GERMANY) APRIL 3, 1902, THE
SON OF A PUBLISHING HOUSE DIRECTOR, GEHLEN JOINED THE ARMY IN
1720. BY 1935 HE WAS AN OFFICER ON THE GENERAL STAFF, AFTER
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DUTIES WERE TO COLLECT AND ANALYZE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENEMY ON AND
BEHIND THE EASTERN FRONT.
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ESTIMATED SUM OF MORE THAN 100,000,000 MARKS (NEARLY
$28 9 000 9 000) A YEAR FROM THE FEDERAL BUDGET.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK FOR THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICE IS A
CAREFULLY KEPT SECRET. REPORTS SEVERAL YEARS AGO Pi lT IT AT 4,000
INCLUDING 500 OFFICERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.
GEHLEN WAS DUE TO RETIRE LAST APRIL 3, WHEN HE WAS 65,
BUT HIS TENURE OF OFFICE WAS EXTENDED FOR A YEAR BY THE BONN
GOVERNMENT UNTIL A SUCCESSOR WAS FOUND.
STRONGLY TIPPED IN THE SUMMER OF 1967 FOR THE ROLE WAS
53-YEAR-OLD LT.GEN. GERHARD VESSEL, WHO WORKED FOR
GEHLEN DURING WORLD 'EAR II.
HE WAS AT THAT TINE WEST GERMANY 'S REPRESENTATIVE ON
THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION 'S MILITARY COMMITTEE
IN WASHINGTON.
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


SUBJECT: Statement by Heinz HERRE on BND Succession

1. Heinz HERRE left for a two-week vacation on the


last day of Chancellor Kiesinger's visit, and we had no
chance to discuss with him any possible conversations which
might have taken place between the Chancellor and
General WESSEL concerning an offer to WESSEL to become the
new President of the BND. HERRE passed through Washington
this past week-end on his way to Canada; and I had lunch
with him on Saturday, 2 September 1967. A full contact
report is being prepared; but the purpose of this paper is
to present his statements on the BND succession, which were
made during the luncheon and in two subsequent telephone
conversations.
2. HERRE said that the Chancellor had raised the
question of the BND succession with WESSEL at a dinner at
the German Embassy on 16 August. The Chancellor did not
offer the job to WESSEL but indicated a desire to have
WESSEL visit him in the near future in Germany where they
could discuss the succession problem in great detail in a
more quiet and relaxed atmosphere. According to HERRE,
WESSEL has advanced his previously scheduled departure date
so that he will be in Bonn at the Chancellor's convenience
around the 18th or 19th of September. WESSEL actually
leaves Washington on 8 September but must first handle some
NATO business before arriving in Bonn.

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3. HERRE stated that it is now more important than


ever that we spread the word in Bonn through Ray Cline, and
perhaps through the Ambassador, that the appointment of an
outsider to the BND Presidency is simply not acceptable to
us. HERRE went ahead to note that since GEHLEN is the dean
of all intelligence chiefs and since we are Germany's most
important ally, we are surely entitled to make our influence
felt in such an important appointment. HERRE said that
because he had departed so quickly on leave and because he
was in town only for the week-end, he has not communicated
with GEHLEN since the Chancellor's visit; but he assumes
there has been no change in the situation.
4. In another connection, HERRE mentioned Baron von
GUTTENBERG as being perhaps the most influential of the
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staunch friend of the BND, was sure to strongly recommend
WESSEL as the successor to GEHLEN.
5. On the same evening, HERRE called me at home and
said that he had forgotten to tell me something quite
important at lunch. The "important" matter will be covered
in the full contact report; but I suspect that the true
reason for his call was to inform me that the WESSEL's
would be paying a farewell call at his home on the next
afternoon, Sunday, 3 September. He promised to call me
if anything new came up during this visit, otherwise I
could assume that the situation remained unchanged from
that which he had sketched out at lunch.
6. HERRE did call late the next afternoon and stated
that the WESSEL's had just left after a long and intimate
visit. HERRE said that he and WESSEL had discussed the
BND Presidency and that WESSEL had indicated that he would
like to have the job. HERRE said they had discussed a
number of ideas about the way in which WESSEL should handle
the job if he received the appointment. HERRE then repeated
his remarks of the previous day about our role in securing
the appointment for WESSEL and stressed that we should not
actually mention any names but should rather attempt to
talk the people in Bonn out of appoi.iting anyone from outside the BND. He noted that the greatest danger to an
eventual appointment of WESSEL comes from Helmut SCHMIDT;
and he recalled a conversation which he had with SCHMIDT
at the time of the Atlantik Pruecke meetings in which
SCHMIDT had said, in regard to the succession problem, that
there were possibilities other than the appointment of
WESSEL. HERRE told me that he and WESSEL had discussed
this possible opposition and that they were agreed that,
should the opposition prove overly strong at this particular
mgment, there is no reason why GEHLEN cannot be asked to
stay on for another year and WESSEL can continue his NATO
assignment in Brussels until the situation appears more
favorable.
7. HERRE noted that the WESSEL's were having dinner
at the Critchfields' later that evening and that WESSEL
would have an opportunity to see the DCI prior to his
departure for Europe. According to HERRE, WESSEL is to
see the GPrman Ambassador sometime this week; and Mr. Helms
will also be present. As noted above, WESSEL actually departs on 8 September; and his wife will follow three days
later.

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1.

DURING THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, ALIAS DESSAU HAS ASSIDUOUSLY

LOBBIED FOR SOME TYPE OF WOFACT INTERVENTION WITH MHBRUSH WHICH


WOULD HAVE THE EFFECT OF SUPPORTING THE CANDIDACY OF IDENTITY ONE
FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF CATUSK. HIS GENERAL LINE HAS BEEN THAT WE
SHOULD NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTION IDENTITY ONE BUT THAT WE SHOULD
AVAIL OURSELVES OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO EXTOL THE VIRTUES OF THE
PROFESSIONAL OVER THE NONPROFESSIONAL. DESSAU HAS ALSO MAINTANED
THAT THE MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE APPOINTMENT OF IDENTITY ONE
IS IDENTITY TWO AND HE HAS INTIMATED THAT THIS MIGHT BE AN AREA
WHERE OUR INFLUENCE COULD BE EFFECTIVELY UTILIZED. ON SEVERAL
OCCASIONS, HE HAS URGED US TO DIRECT YOU, AND IF POSSIBLE
TO MAKE YOUR INFLUENCE FELT WITH MHBRUSH AND AMONG APPROPRIATE
POLITICAL FIGURES IN BONN.
2.

WE HAVE GENERALLY RESPONDED BY MAKING REFERENCE TO OUR

OWN FORTUNATE POSITION IN THIS REGARD AND BY NOTING THAT, PARTICULARLY


IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION, WE FULLY SUBSCRIBE TO
THE POSITION

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FOR IDENTITY ONE AND THEN NORMALLY LET THE MATTER DROP. ON ONE
OCCASWN, SHORTLY AFTER WE HAD RECEIVED REFERENCE, WE INDICATED
TO DESSAU THAT WHILE THE APPOINTMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL WAS CLEARLY
IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR VIEW, WE DOUBTED THE PROPRIETY OF MAKING

OUR VIEWS KNOWN AND STATED THAT WE WOULD CERTAINLY NOT DO SO


WITHOUT A SPECIFIC REQUEST FROM UTILITY. THE VERY NEXT DAY,
DESSAU FACED US WITH A CABLE FROM UTILITY IN WHICH UTILITY
ALLEGEDLY WROTE THAT HE WOULD WELCOME OUR SAYING SOMETHING SHOULD
THE APPROPRIATE OPPORTUNITY ARISE. UTILITY SUGGESTED THAT ONE
SUCH OPPORTUNITY WOULD BE PRESENTED BY

THE

THEN IMPENDING VISIT

OF IDENTITY THREE. UTILITY TOOK THE LINE THAT WE SHOULD NOT


MENTION SPECIFIC NAMES AND GAVE AS HIS REASON FOR ENDORSING THIS
ACTION HIS OWN DESIRE TO TAKE ALL POSSIBLE STEPS TO ENSURE CONTINUATION OF THE EXISTING GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN CATUSK AND THE
NATO SERVICES AND, IN PARTICULAR, WOFACT.
3.

THUS, IDENTITY FOUR DOES ACCURATELY REFLECT AN ACTION

WHICH HAD BEEN PROPOSED TO US BUT IT IS A PROPOSAL WHICH WAS NOT


ACTED UPON AT ANY LEVEL. WE HAVE NOT UNDERTAKEN ANY ACTION HERE
TO IMPLEMENT THE SUGGESTIONS MADE 7., Y DESSAU AND ENDORSED BY
UTILITY. NEITHER DO WE HAVE ANY PLANS TO DO SO SINCE WE WISH AT
ALL COSTS TO AVOID FINDING OURSELVES IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ESSENTIALLY MHBRUSH QUESTION.
4.

ON THE OTHER HAND WE DO NOT WISH ENTIRELY TO PRECLUDE

SOME ACTION IN A SITUATION WHERE WE MIGHT MAKE A USEFUL CONTRIBUTION WHICH COULD AT THE SAME TIME BE IN OUR OWN INTEREST. THUS,
SHOULD THIS MATTER BE RAISED BY SOMEONE ON THE BONN SCENE WHO IN
YOUR OPINION IS DOING SO FOR CONSTRUCTIVE REASONS, YOU MIGHT
RESPOND ALONG THE SAME LINES WE HAVE
CASE,

HOWEVER, DO

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5.

WE WDULD APPRECIATE A REPORT FROM YOU ON ANY DIS-

CUSSIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ALONG THESE LINES AND WE, OF COURSE,
WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED IF WE HAVE OCCASION TO FURTHER DISCUSS
THIS QUESTION HERE.
6.

YOU MAY ALREADY BE AWARE THAT DURING HIS VISIT IDENTITY

THREE DID DISCUSS THE SUCCESSION WITH IDENTITY ONE BUT THAT HE
DID NOT MAKE A SPECIFIC OFFER. RATHER HE SUGGESTED THAT THEY
AGREE TO GET TOGETHER AT A LATER DATE IN BONN WHERE THEY COULD
PURSUE THE MATTER AT SOME LENGTH WITHOUT THE TIME PRESSURES TO
WHICH THEY WERE SUBJECTED HERE. IDENTITY ONE LEFT HERE ON

SEPTEMBER AND EXPECTS TO BE IN BONN AND AVAILABLE TO IDENTITY

THREE AROUND SEPTEMBER 18 OR 19.

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1. c-_
alias Victor, CATUSIC Chief of Station, Madrid. A copy of the letter is being forwarded
to Munich for the 201 file.

2. The only comment of possible general interest has to do with UTTIXTY, about
whom C._ wrote as follows:
"Concerning the fm-thcoraing changes in our old mutual stable you have read in the
papers: whether "he" really wiU depart in the spring of 1969. I certainly do not
consider a sure thing because, as is to be expected in Germany, the tug of war
about his successor will not be so quickly decided in B. I would personally be
most 1-appy if my classmate W, (i.e. , Wendtland D.A.M.) were to become his
successor, but in any event, in my own case any assistance comes too late and
I do not plan now to change my schedule; namely, to go ashore on 31 March 6.9--the
earliest possible moment that I can became pensioned..."
further commented that because of the above, which
3. C.
J c
concerns a scrap between himself and the head of CATITSK, he is not going to strain
himself too hard while in Madrid.

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1.

UPI/STARS AND STRIPES ITEM 18 SEPT

STATING !THAT ON 17 SEPT

SELECTED GENERAL WESSEL TO

SUCCEED; TO PRESIDENCY OF

CHANCELLOR

HAD

BND DESCRIBED AS INTERESTING, BUT UNTRUE, DEVELOPmENT BY UTILITY AND LEADING MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF. FOLLOWING FIRST
NOTIFICATION TO THEM OF THIS REPORT BY MUNICH BASE, ALIAS WENDT
INFORMED US THAT AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DENIAL HAD ALREADY BEEN
MADE LATER ON 17 SEPT.
2, RECENTLY UTILITY HAS STATED THAT IT IS NOT AT ALL CERTAIN
HE WILL RETIRE WITH THE COMPLETION OF HIS 65TH YEAR, THIS BEING,
INFLUENCED BY THE GOVERNMENTAL DELAY IN SELECTION OF HIS
SUCCESSOR, BY WHICH EACH DAY OF POSTPONEMENT IS SUBTRACTED FROM
A NECESSARY AND SUFFICIENT PERIOD OF OVERLAP. AT THE SAME TIME,
SINCE THIS POSITION WAS STATED IN PRESENCE OF SUBORDINATES, HE
MAY HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS DELIBERATELY MORE OR LESS TO KEEP HIS
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1.

SINCE THE RECEIPT OF REF A THERE HAS BEEN A SUCCESSION

OF CLAIMS AND COUNTERCLAIMS ABOUT THE SUCCESSION TO UTILITY.


2.

I WISH TO STATE AT THE OUTSET THAT I AGREE WITH YOUR

REF A PARAGRAPH 2, I.E. IN THE LIGHT OF THE PRESENT SENSITIVE


POLITICAL SITUATION HERE IT WOULD BE MOST UNFORTUNATE IF WE
MADE ANY PREFERENCE KNOWN. ACTUALLY I BELIEVE THAT THIS MIGHT
EVEN BE COUNTER PRODUCTIVE. SINCE IDEN 3 OF REF A SEEMS To BE
ALMOST AS _04110w.- 7c5 c c-,44 )1 /VI(
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3.

NOW AS TO THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS- ON 14 SEPTEMBER

THE CHIEF OF THE LOCAL UPI BUREAU CALLED

c-

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To ASK WHETHER

UTILITY SPOKE ENGLISH SINCE HE WAS nOING TO WRITE AN ARTICLE


ABOUT CATUSH.

_I ANSWERED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE AND ASKED -

WHAT THE OCCASION OF THE ARTICLE WAS. WELLINGTON LONG, THE


UPI CHIEF, SAID THAT THEY HAD JUST BEEN INFORMED BY SOMEONE
IN THE CHANCELLORY THAT IDEN I OF REF A HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY
APPOINTED AS THE SUCCESSOR TO UTILITY.

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EXPRESSED SOME

' SURPRISE AND ASKED WHETHER LONG WOULD BE WILLING TO TELL


HER WHO EXACTLY HIS SOURCE WAS. THIS RESULTED IN HEMMING
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AND HAWING AND LONG FINALLY PROMISED TO ASK SOMEONE IN
HIS OFFICE WHO THE SOURCE HAD BEEN SINCE HE CLAIMED NOT
TO HAVE HAD THE CONVERSATION PERSONALLY. THIS WAS
OBVIOUSLY NOT TRUE BUT THERE WAS NO WAY OF FORCING THE
ISSUE.
4, ON SEPTEMBER 18 BOTH THE STARS AND STRIPES AND
DIE WELT HAD UPI DISPATCHES STATING EXACTLY WHAT LONG
HAD TOLD c-

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NAMELY THAT IDEN 1 HAD BEEN OFFICIALLY

APPOINTED. ALSO ON 18 SEPTEMBER IN THE GENERAL ANZEIGER


OF BONN THERE WAS A DPA DISPATCH WHICH SAID THAT "NO
DECISION HAS YET BEEN MADE AS TO WHO THE SUCCESSOR TO
UTILITY WILL BE. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN MADE THIS
STATEMENT WITH REFERENCE TO CERTAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
ACCORDING TO WHICH IDEN3 HAD ALREADY MADE A DECISION
IN FAVOR OF IDEN 1." AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS L

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WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH LONG AND POINTED


OUT THE VARIOUS CONFLICTING VERSIONS OF HIS STORY, NONE
OF WHICH HE HAD YET SEEN. IN ANSWER TO THE REPEATED
QUESTION AS TO WHO HIS SOURCE HAD BEEN HE FINALLY CAME
THROUGH AND SAI D IT HAD BEEN DR. HORST OSTERHELD WHO IS
THE HEAD OF ABTEILUNG I OF THE CHANCELLORY. LONG THEN
CONTINUED TO SAY THAT HE WAS SURE THAT HIS VERSION WAS
CORRECT. HE SUPPORTED THIS BY TELLING C._

1 OF A

LUNCHEON HE AND SEVERAL OTHER AMERICAN CORRESPONDENTS


HAD HAD WITH STATE SECRETARY CARSTENS ON 14 SEPTEMBER
/AFTER HIS TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH L-

3/

DURING

WHICH, IN ORDER TO GET A DEFINITE ANSWER HE HAD ASKED


CARSTENS WHETHER IDEN 1 WOULD HAVE TO GO ON INACTIVE
DUTY WHEN HE TOOK OVER FROM UTILITY. ACCORDING TO LONG
CARSTENS DID NOT WINK AN EYE AND REPLIED THAT WHEN IDEN 1
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TOOK OVER HE WOULD AVE TO LEAVE THE SERVICE AND

:OME

A C.IVIL SERVANT SINCE THERE WAS NO OTHER SLOT ON THE


T/O FOR THE MAN HOLDING UTILITY'S JOB. LONG CONCLUDES
FROM THE FACT THAT THE ORIGINAL SOURCE WAS-OSTERHELD
AND THAT CARSTENS WAS NOT AT ALL SURPRISED WHEN HE ASKED
HIS QUESTION THAT THE DENIAL WAS ISSUED EITHER BY A
SUBORDINATE WHO WAS NOT FULLY INFORMED OR THAT THE DENIAL
WAS ISSUED BECUASE IDEN 3 WAS ANNOYED THAT THE CAT HAD
PREMATURELY BEEN LET OUT OF THE BAG.
5.

IN THIS LAST TELEPHONE. CONVERSATION LONG ALSO

SAID THAT HE HAD ASKED CARSTENS WHETHER AND WHEN HE WAS


.GOING TO MOVE OVER TO THE CHANCELLORY AS STATE SECRETARY
/THERE HAVE BEEN RUMORS TO THIS EFFECT RECENTLY/. CARSTENS
REPLIED THAT THIS MOVE WAS NOT YET DEFINITE BUT IF IT DID
TAKE PLACE IT WOULD NOT BE BEFORE THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER,
THE DATE ON WHICH IT IS ASSUMED NOW THAT MINISTER SCHROEDER
WILL BE BACK ON THE JOB. CARSTENS ADDED THAT THE BIG
DEFENSE DEBATE IN THE BUNDESTAG WAS ALSO GOING TO BE
POSTPONED UNTIL SCHROEDER RETURNED. IF THAT RETURN
SHOULD BE DELAYED BEYOND THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER IT WILL
NOT BE POSSIBLE TO DEFER THE DEBATE ANY LONGER.
6.
TOLD

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ON 19 SEPTEMBER UTILITY

THAT DECISION STILL NOT FINAL ALTHOUGH H5

BELIEVED IT WOULD BE MADE REASONABLY SOON AS INDICATED


BY UPI DISPATCH. HE SAID HE THOUGHT THE PRESS STORIES
ON HIS SUCCESSOR, ESPECIALLY A RECENT SPIEGEL STORY,
WERE HOSTILE IN INTENT AND MEANT TO TORPEDO HIS FAVORITE
AS SUCCESSOR. HE ALSO SAID THAT THE DECISION HAD NOW
BEEN DELAYED LONG ENOUGH THAT HE BELIEVED THERE WOULD
BE INADEQUATE OVERLAP TIME BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT SPRING.
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HENCE HE SAID HE WOULD PROBABLY CONTINUE ON ACTIVE


DUTY /PROBABLY AS AN ADVISOR/ FOR ONE YEAR OR EVEN TWO
AFTER NEXT SPRING. HE HAD MENTIONED HIS STAYING ON A
YEAR OR TWO IN A TALK A FEW DAYS EARLIER WITH HS OFFICER
1 BUT WAS NOT CLEAR THAT HIS JOB WOULD
NEVERTHELESS BE PASSED ON.

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


SUBJECT: Weekly Briefing of @DESSAU on 28 September 1967

1. The briefing was on the election in Vietnam and


the Congo. In accordance with the DDI directive that a
senior official attend all briefings on Vietnam,
Isttended and did the briefineon the Congo.
The briefing on Vietnam was handled by C_
17.
@DESSAUlwas well prepared for the briefing on Vietnam, and
he pushed quite hard to get our views on whether there will
be real political opposition when the new government is
formed in Vietnam. At the conclusion of the briefing,ODESSAUlinvited both Molly and Waldo to cocktails at his
home on 24 October.
2. After the briefing @DESSAU said that he had just
learned that he would not be able to move into his new
louse until sametime in January after his return from
Australia. It seems that, except for bedroom furniture,
all the furniture for the new house is being purchased in
Germany and will have to be transported hero by ship.
@DESSAU said that the reason for this was the desire on
the part of his Headquarters to allow their representative
to present an authentic German atmosphere when he entertained
3. @DESSAU said that he had received a lengthy cable
from the "doktor" on 27 September which had a most happy
tone. He said that there has been no decision reached on
a successor to the "doktor". Be said he did not think that
General Wessel has as yet had his talk with the Chancellor.
Wessel found it necessary to make a NATO trip to Norway
which brought about the necessity for a postponement.
@DESSAU said that Wessel should have returned to Bonn by
now, and he expects the postponed talk to take place momentarily. He noted that the "doktor" had ended his cable
with a line expressing how pleased everyone there was with
the presence of
4.

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3 and C
in the hallway. We
JD referred to the recent
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General Gehlen." Later, when we were alone, ODESSAU referred
to the AI.DN release and expressed the uneasiness he had felt
upon first reading the release. He said that he, Rolf,
Bill, and I were the Only ones who knew of the proposal
to have the Director speak with Miesinger. I suggested
to him that there might have been several people in Munich
who were aware of the proposal, but he expressed a degree
of certainty that theZdektor" had' not discussed the proposal
with anyone.. He said that he had handled the matter so
securely. that hehimself.had cut the tape for the cable to
the "deoktor". I suggested the possibility that the "doktor"
had broached the matter with the Chancellor's office and
that some of the journalists surrounding ,the Chancellor
might have learned of it. . However, GDESSAU felt - that the
"dektor? had not done this,. and he gave as his own view
the likelihood that the East Germans had simply made a
lucky guess.

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13. SUMMARY:

(C-NOFORN) The following information, in synoptic form, concerning personnel changes . and problems in the German military intelligenc
hierachy was obtained during recent conversations with reliable contacts, Bundeswehr officers currently assigned to the Ministry of
Defense (MOD), Bonn, and the ASBw 2 Cologne.

a. Brigadier General Heinrich Seeliger l former Commander of


the ASBw, retired in May 1967. He was succeeded by Brigadier General
Armin Eck, former Commandant of.the Bundeswehr Intelligence School in
'Bad Ems. Colonel Hasso von Zingler, Deputy Commander of . the ASBw1
retained his' position. Under the regime of Seeliger who always displayed exemplary social decorum but no particular interests or abilit
in security/intelligence matters, von Zingler occupied a dominant
position in Headquarters, ASBw. With the advent of Eck, a strong
leader and . a capable intelligence officer, this situation changed
rapidly, and von Zingler soon Inst his influential status; furthermor
the two officers have diametrically opposed personalities, and their
wives a renot _comp.a tibia_ either. coAssi. g_.entla
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the- Comm a nder and Deputy Commander became strained and now appear to
have reached a point requiring remedial action. During September 196
von Zingler was offered a transfer to the. 32 Staff, MOD, in,Bonn, as
Branch Chief of Fue S II 6, Military Security and Clearances, a posit
occupied until recently by Colonel Fritz Rosenhauer. Von . Zingler declined . this position and evidently anticipates amore promising offer
Although the true reasons for . this . refusal.are not known, it is specu
lated that von Zingler does not desire to serve on the staff . of Rear
Admiral Guenther Poser (Fue S II), 'the current 32, NOD/FRG.' In the
meantime, in late September 1967, von Zingler went on an. extended
'Kur i l a recuperative leave, allegedly on 'account . of a kidney.ailment
ndt necessarily attributable to a volatile atmosphere in . the office.
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1967. The estimated date for his anticipated transfer to an as yet


unknown assignment, is spring 1968. A prospective replacement has
not been mentioned.

b. Colonel Hosenhauer's vacancy was created by the:promotio


of Colonel Hans Pilster, Chief of Section Fue S II 2, and Deputy 32
under Admiral Poser. Pilster's promotion, -although expected for a
lo.ag time, became effective 2 October 1967. On or, about 4 October
he is scheduled to depart for a new assignment at the Federal Intelligence Agency (BND - GehIen Organization) in Munich. One contact
referred to Pilster ase weak commander but a strong intelligence
staff officer who demanded maximum efforts fcenhis subordinates
(facitiously diagnosed as the cause for heart attacks suffered recently by several 32 staff officers); an avid reader, proficient
writer and elegant public speaker, Pilster ingratiated himself with
Poser and other high ranking znd Bundeswehr and governmental officials.
Another contact summarized in a humorous vein, Pilster l s major attributes for promotion to brigadier general and transfer to BND as,
follows: "He is a capable intelligence staff officer, a gentleman
and a magician also called egg-beater (Schaumschlaeger). lie could
analyze a flimsy piece of information evaluated F-6, subject this
information to his famous 'egg-beating process', resulting in al fine
intelligence product evaluated A-1. He is fully qualified to become
a general with BND". Rosenhauer, highly regarded by all concerned,
is replacing Pilster at the MOD.

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c. RosenhauerYs former position i - being filled by a l Lieutenant Colonel (fnu) Ruhe. Further background information is not
available except that he is an Air Force officer who served at one
time on the 32 staff of MOD/FRG. Ruhe was described by one contact
as a very fine commander and a capable intelligence staff officer who
would undoubtedly be promoted in the near future in spite of the unfo tunate fact that he had been married twice and both wives committed
suicide. This, the contact pointed out facitiously, is not a require
ment for promotion in the Bundeswehr.

d. The main topic of discussion and speculation was and


still s, of course, the' likely replacement for Reinhard Gehlen;
Major Oeneral (Ret) and current President of the BID, upon his projec ed
retirement in March/April 1968. A UPI press release dated Bonn; 18
September 1967, announcing in positive terms that Federal Chancellor
Kurt Georg Kiesinger had nominated Lieutenant General Gerhard Wessel
to succeed Gehlen, cannot be regarded as a final decision. Influenti 1
functionaries of the Socialist Party (Socialistische Partei Deutschland - SPD) propose to have a prominent SPD member become BND preside t
or at least, vice-president. A similar and successful effort was mad
in 1966 when Dr. Guenther Nollau (SPD) was eventually installed as
Vice President of the BfV, as reported previously. Furthermore, the
SPD prefers to have a qualified civilian rather than a military Iman,
even though retired, assume the BND presidency. The only SPD candidate
mentioned so far having an intelligence background is Dr. Guenter
Redding, Chief of the LfV/Hamburg. Others are being considered and
several have been openly listed in the press. The 1 October 1967
issue of 'STERN', a weekly publication, contains an article on the
same topic, including background information on Wessel, Gehlen (his
organization), and other persons. A copy of the STERN article entitled: "Wer wird der neue Spionagechef?" (Who will be the new espion ge
chief?) is enclosed hereto. One other possible candidate, not mentioned before l 'is Hans-Juergen Wischnewski, currently the Minister for
Aid and Economic Cooperation. Wischnewski is reportedly the favorite
of two leading SPD officials, Willy Brandt, Foreign Minister, and
Herbert Weimer, Minister for All-German Affairs. Wischnewski, born
24 July 1922 in Allenstein, East Prussia, joined the SPD in 1946; was
active in trade and labor unions, became a member of parliament in
1957, and a minister when the current coalition government was formed

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Wessel, on the other hand, is a highly competent and ex-.


perienced intelligence officer. Until recently, he was Germany's
Charge d'Affaires at the Standing NATO Military COmmittee in Washingt n.
He is currently on leave in the Bonn area until he assumes his new
duties at NATO Headquarters 'in Brussels.. During the week 18-23 Septe ber
1967, Wessel had arranged foe appointments with Kiesinger for two dif
ferent dates; . each time Kiesinger was. unable to keep the appointment
due to other pressing commitments. At this time it was speculated
that Kiesinger did not want to commit himself, hoping to retain Gehle
for an extended period. However, on 27.
1967, Weasel finall
met with Kiesinger at the -Chancello: s y in Bonn and the two had a lengt
conversation., At the conclusion of the conference,. Kiesingerassured
Wessel that he would be nominated Gehlen's successor. Kiesinger anti
capated eventual approval'by the SPD'element of the Coalition cabinet After
This meeting', Wessel visited Dr. Hans Speidel (Bundeswehr General Ret who
resides'in the Honnef/Bonn area. The purpose of this visit is not kn wn.
However, Speidel and Wessel are . close friends and the former is frequ ntly
consulted: Wessel indicated that should he become the next BND presi ent
odl.
in 1968, he would have to clean house by removing some of the 'dead
Wessel also expressed his intention to transfer several intelligence taff
officers from MOD to END/Munich; thus, more personnel . changes are pen

September

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e. In response to a query concerning Poser's status and fut e


career, one contact replied: "No Comment",, and another snorted:'"Der
bleibt wo er ist. Keiner will ihn haben" (He stays where he is, nobody
wants him).

COMMENTS: Many ASBw officers and possibly enlistedand Civilian personnel too, may, be aware of the strained . relations between the Comman
and his Deputy. This situation, however, ia not considered of sufficient magnitude to exert adverse effects 'on the operational efficie
and the overall security of that organization.
Although no official statement or press release is availab
announcing the retirement of Gehlen and-his . possible successor in 196
it is felt that should such personnel action materialize, the mostqualified and likely aspirant for the END presidency currently under
consideration is Wessel. The impact of such a 'projected change and th
effects Of the reported changes in MOD intelligence personnel, cannot
be fully assessed at this time but appear to be promiting . development

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1.

IN A CONVERSATION 13.:OCTOBER 1967, UTILITY TOLD L

THAT HE DEFINITELY EXPECTS TO BE AROUND UNTIL SPRING OF 1969.


. WHEN ASKED IF THIS WOULD BE IN A CONSULTANT CAPACITY, UTILITY

EMPHATICALLY RESPONDED THAT IT WOULD CONTINUE TO BE AS THE


PRESIDENT OF CATUSK. HIS SUCCESSOR, WHOEVER HE MAY BE, WILL NOT .
BE NAMED UNTIL DECEMBER OF THIS YEAR, OR POSSIBLY JANUARY 1968.
UTILITY STILL IS OF THE OPINION THAT GENERAL WESSEL WILL SUCCEED
HIM. HE ADDED THAT, NO MATTER WHO THE SUCCESSOR IS, AT LEAST A
YEAR'S OVERLAP WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE NEW MAN TO ACCUMULATE A
SUFFICIENT STORE OF KNOWLEDGE OF CATUSK BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCES
WHICH HAVE BEEN BUILT UP IN THE PAST TWENTY YEARS. OTHERWISE,
UTILITY STATES, HIS SUCCESSOR WOULD FIND TOO GREAT A KNOWLEDGEABILITY
GAP BETWEFN HIMSELF AND THE TOP DOZEN CATUSK STAFFERS ON WHOM HE
WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSTANTLY DEPENDENT.
2.

WHEN ASKED WHOSE WOULD BE THE INITIATIVE TO BRING ABOUT HIS

STAYING ON UNTIL THE SPRING OF 1969, UTILITY REPLIED IT WOULD BETHE


CHANCELLOR'S .ALONE. HE FURTHER STATED THAT HE WOULD NEVER DIRECTLY
MAKE THE REQUEST TO BE RETAINED BEYOND HIS LEGAL-RETIREMENT AGE,
BUT THAT HE FELT CONFIDENT THAT THE CHANCELLOR HIMSELF WOULD COME
TO THE CONCLUSION THAT SUCH AN OVERLAP WOULD BE VITAL. IN THIS
REGARD, UTILITY FEELS THAT HIS STRESSING TO THE CHANCELLOR THE
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AND DIRECTION EXPERIENCE, TOGETHER WITH A LIKELY PROSPECT OF TEN
EARS' AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO RETIREMENT, IS UNDERSTOOD AND CONSIDERED NECESSARY BY THE CHANCELLOR. THE CHANCELLOR FURTHERMORE
HAS PROMISED UTILITY THAT THE MATTER OF SUCCESSION WILL NOT BE
INVOLVED WITH ANY POLITICAL "HORSE TRADING."
3.

WITH REGARD TO THE SPD'S POSITION IN THE MATTER, UTILITY

IS OF THE OPINION, BASED. UPON TALKS WITH HERBERT R. WEHNER


1 THAT THEY WILL ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE CHANCELLOR TOWARDS
CHOOSING A CIVILIAN OUTSIDER FOR AT LEAST ONE OF THE TOP TWO
POSITIONS, BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF DRAGGING THE ISSUE OUT OVER A
LONG PERIOD OF TIME. IN THIS VEIN, HE STATED THAT HE HAD DISCUSSED
WITH WEHNER THE QUALIFICATIONS OF DR. GUENTER REDDING C-

3,

THE HEAD OF THE LFV IN HAMBURG, WHOM WEHNER CONSIDERED AS A POSSIBLE


SPD CANDIDATE. UTILITY TOLD WERNER THAT EXPERIENCE GAINED WITH THE
LFV IN HAMBURG OR WITH ANY LFV, OR WITH THE BFV, DOES NOT SATISFY
THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CATUSK POSITION. IN OTHER WORDS,
CANDIDATES WITH ONLY INTERNAL INTELLIGENCE BACKGROUND WOULD NOT
HAVE THE NECESSARY EXPERIENCE IN HANDLING EXTERNAL INTELLIGENCE
COLLECTION AND ASSOCIATED DUTIES AND PROBLEMS. UTILITY STATED THAT
WEHNER ACKNOWLEDGED THE VALIDITY OF THIS VIEWPOINT AND, IN REDDING'S
CASE, ADMITTED THAT HE PROBABLY WOULD NOT FIT THE BILL.
4.

IF, DESPITE THE ASSURANCES MENTIONED ABOVE, A "HORSE

TRADING" ACTION OCCURS RESULTING IN AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESSOR BEING


NAMED, UTILITY WOULD BE FORCED TO ENTER

THE

POLITICAL FIELD HIMSELF.

IN DOING SO, HIS PURPOSE WOULD BE TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE OF RETAINING


A NON-POLITICAL GERMAN NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE STAFFED WITH
OFFICERS SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF THEIR EXPERIENCE AND QUALITY
RATHER THAN THEIR POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS.

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Lau'
ty. Peter Wilrn.v
Toronto Star

ACELESS" former Nazi general


- no has led the West's spy network in
Europe for 20 years retires next iear to a
life of hiding. The general, Reinhard Gehlen,
will have a double guard day and night for
tne rest of his life.
.
" c.;chien is A man with a price on his
rfe.acf. 1:..t German y, alone, has offered
:;.250
for him dead or alive. Gehlen made
. .ee.) : .
the United States near the end Of
the , . He traded his own safety for Russian sc:
omit= the man without a face 7-
the c hlei of a vast West German spl.network
with .fic:uarters behind a high electrified
fence Munich's Pullach .Forest. He was
last plv.tographeci just after the vvar and was
a mar, whom virtually nobody knew.
.*

r2_EHLEN JOINED the West in an astonishihg way. The door of an American


pat: )1's. chalet 'opened to reveal a gaunt,
scruffy German with large, protruding eats.
He held under his arm a large bundle:of
papers. "I am General Kftinhard Gehlen," he
told the patrol leader.
But the America): was not interested.
; With the war in Europc oll but over, generals were not worth a pinch of. salt. The allies
. were after the bigger fish
Himmler's secua
rity men .2.nd S.S. Black ;fiords.

Sti,C;ehlen insisted on his right to be


:sie had, he said, documents in which
tr.,: Americans would be very interested. Fihe was deposited With an intelligence'
officer.
* * * '
E SHOWED the officer the documents,'
H and the American gasped, for they con-,
tamed a run down on Russian strength
plans and weapons it would have taken the.
Uni : d State ,. ..-ars to c.-Impile.

.or
.% as rushed
Washington,.
wh,
. :rat& a deal %vhich.ensured his own'
per . ,alvation from war prOsecution and:
at tt. ...me time struck fear and hatred into'
the C.nmunist bloc.
Now, after More than 20 years as the
anchor-man for American intelligence in Europe, he is retiring. But he cannot be forgotten. During the war he ran a highly secret.
department known as Foreign Armies-East..
'He wa); a trusted confidant of Hitler, an!: til he told Hitler that it would be .futile to
whose strength he had accuattack
rately asses.z '!ti from his agents in
. the
. area.
T_Jri'LER, with Dominus disregard for the
.1 1 realities of the situation,. declared.:
"This is the biggest bluff pulled since. the `
days of Genghis Khan. Who is responsible for
; this appalling rubbish?"
' It- was Gehlen who was responsible; and
Gehlen was right. At least it might have pro.. tracted Hitler's war and given him a chance
to recoup his massive tosses on other fronts. '
But the Fuehrer went his way and Gen era] Gehlen went his straight to the
Americans. Having handed over his docu ments and revealed the position as it was,
Gehlen made three demands:
.
The staff of his unit should be directly..
! under his orders;. they should work as
a purely German organization on a fixed
; budget financed by the Americans.
. Until Germany regained her sover,
eignty and formed a government of her own, .
lie..Gehlen. should be regarded as a trustee ot.,

GEHLEN IN NAZI UNIFORM


Last photograph. of myttCrious general
. .

German interests in intelligence m,...cers.
And he should be free to pass his organization over to the German government after
Germany had regained sovereignty. .
* 1r % *
THE AMERICANS accepted the lot. They
could not afford to let this prize slip. The
last of his conditions was achieved in 1955,
when the network fell under the juriadiction
.of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Adenauer.
was a friend and defended Gehlen through
many *crises:
.
The United States provided .the master
spy with a fixed budget of more than $2.8
.million a year and provided for. him, his staff..:
and their families a special compound from
which they could operate in secret.
Now he Was able not only to provide'the.
-.Americans with the information they want-.
'eci, .but to make them feel it was essential to..
. recreate the German army to help . in the de-.
tense of Europe against the Russians. His information convinced the United States that
Germany should be re-armed, and, signifisantly, on Gehlen's recommendation his old
chief, Lieutenant General -Adolf Heusinger,
was appointed first Inspector General of the.
new West German army.
* * *

TURIN G his pOi'l6d a g 'ehief .Luregearmy


I, for the West, Gehlen has been criticized
often for making too much use of Himmler's:.
S.S. men. He countered in an interview in 1963.
with the Munich weekly, Review the first
he had given since taking his post by saying that the' Americans liked to have S.S.
men.

Be that as it may, Gehlen succeeded in,


developing a spy network, said to employ:
more than 5000 agents, which isthe envy of
the West and the target of the East.
With a bit of luck he should die. peace-fully,.unlike many of his contemporaries. But
_
there will still be no photographs.
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ACCORDING TO WENDLAND, GEN GERHARD W i SSEL AND GEN GEHLEN

HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY THE CHANCELLOR THAT WESSEL WILL BE NOMINATED


FOR POSIT ION OF PRESIDENT

BND.

IN ADDITION, WENDLAND WAS INFORMED

BY CHANCELLOR THAT HE (WENDLAND) WOULD BE HIS NOMINEE FOR VICE


PRESIDENT. NEXT STEP IS TO GET CONCURRENCE OF VICE CHANCELLOR AND
FOREIGN MINISTER WILLY BRANDT. IF BRANDT AND SOCIALIST PARTY DO
NOT CONCUR IN KIESINGER S PLAN, CHANCELLOR TOLD ALL THREE
CONCERNED, ACCORDING WENDLAND, THAT HE WILL DEFER NAMING SUCCESSOR
AND WILL ASK GEHLEN TO STAY ON FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
2.

CHANCELLOR HAS PROMISED NOT TO ENGAGE IN HORSE TRADING

(NOTE: wENDLAND STATES THAT REFERENCE TO HORSE TRADING WAS MADE


DIRECTLY BY CHANCELLOR), WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH GE 1-LEN' S
OWN DESCRIPTION, REPORTED IN REF, OF TALKS HE HAS HAD WITH CHANCELLOR
ON THIS SUBJECT.
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'SOME/ Qualified ' American:offiCial'lrom'Horat Wendland (Paragraphs

and 2) and General Reinhard , Gehlen (Paragraphs 2 and 3).

1 According to Chief of Staff and Acting Vice-President of


the West German Intelligence Service (BND) Horst Wendland.
General Gerhard Wessel and General Reinhard Gehlen have
been notified by Chancellor Kiesinger that General Wessel
will be nominated for the position of President of the.BND.
In addition, Wendland was told by the Chancellor that he
(Wendland) would be the Chancellor's nominee for the VicePresidency of the BND. The Chancellor indicated that
the next step would be to obtain the concurrence of ViceChancellor Willy Brandt. If Brandt and the Socialist Party
(SPD) do not concur in Kiesinger's choice, the Chancellor
told all three BND officials concerned that he will defer
naming a successor and will ask Gehlen to stay on for another
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by the Chancellor to General Gehlen during an earlier
discussion, about BND succession. However, General Gehlen
expressed his feeling that the SPD view that one of the' two
top . BND officers should be an outside civilian may result
in some form.of , 'horse trading' within the coalition. Gehlen
noted that if suCh action oCcurs and results in an unqualified
successor being named, he would "be forced to enter the
political field" himself. In doing so, his stated purpose
would be to champion the cause of retaining a "non-political
GermansnatiOnal intelligence service staffed by officers
selected on the basis of their experience and qualifications
rather than their political . affiliations".

:I.A..'Wehlsnexpects,:that a :muccessor : Will not be named before


December of this year or possibly in January 1968 and that
Chancellor' will find, it necessary to extend General
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A senior official of the West German Zederal Intelligence


Service who is in frequent contact with American intelligence
officers in a liaison capacity. He obtained the information informally from General Wessel.

1.
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Lieutenant General Gerhard Wessel, German Military Representative to NATO in Brussels said he had just recently
-- had a long and friendly discussion with Chancellor
Kiesinger during which Kiesinger indicated that he had not
changed his mind about eventually appointing General Wessel
to succeed General Gehlen as president of the BND.-L
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intended to postpone the appointment as long as possible.
Wessel commented that he was also being considered
for appointment to a prominent army position (not further
specified) and said he would accept whichever assignment
he was given. He expressed satisfaction with his present
duties in Brussels and said he had no anxiety about the
future.

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1 Headquarters Comment: Chancellor Kiesinger's choices for


the , positions of President and Vice-President of the BND
were reported in CS-311/11730-67.
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POINT OF VIEW, HOWEVER, HE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO MUNICH, WHERE TWO OF
HIS DAUGHTERS RESIDE AND WHICH IS SO CLOSE TO THE SKI SLOPES.
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APPOINTMENT OF CAVATA/ I I FOR, THE SECOND SPOT .IN CATUSK
AS CONDITIOU FOR SPD AGREEMENT TO THE CHANCELLOR .S
SELECTION FOR THE NUMBER ONE POSITION. BERNHARDII GAVE
MEDENtE TO THE REPORT BECAUSE, HE- SAID, IT WAS WEHNER
WHO HAD INSISTED THAT CAVATA/ I I BE KEPT ON AT CAVATA . WHEN
THE MIN ISTER OF THE INTERIOR WANTED TO RELIEVE HIM OF ALL
:DUTIES AFTER THE RECENT PUBLICATION, AFFAIR. WEHN.ER PRESUMABLY
SAID THAT ALTHOUGH : CAVATA/11: WAS NO PART? MEMBER HE HAD DONE
A MEAT DEAL: FOR THE PART,'. . BERN..HARVr. FEARED THAT THE
APPOINTMENT OF BOTH PRINCIPAL. OFFICERS W.OU.L.Di BE DECIDED. AS A
PACKAGE- .DEAL.

HIS :REASON FOR :INFORMING WOFIRM AT THIS STAG E WAS

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PAGE 2 MUNICH 1645 SEcRET


THAT UNDER CURRENT SECURITY REGULATIONS BOTH AT NATO AND AT
CATUSK BERNHARDT COULD NOT GRANT CAVATA/11 EITHER COSMIC, .
SI GINT OR COMINT CLEARANCES, ALL OF WHICH HE WOULD HAVE TO
HAVE . AS NUMBER TWO MAN AT CATUSK. BERNHARDT SAID THAT IF
CAVATA/1.1. WERE TO BE APPOINTED HE .(BERNHARDT) WOULD. BE
FORCED TO GRANT HIM- CLEARANCES IN CONTRAVENTION. OF THE RULES.
HE THEN CITED A 'NUMBER OF OLD . ITEMS IN THE CAVATA/1 1 FILE,
HIS EARLY POSTWAR YEARS IN THE SOVZONE ., THE ALLEGATIONS OF
SOME' PUNISHABLE ACTIVITY . THERE, HIS ALLEGED DEPARTURE FROM
THE SOVZONE UNDER DUBIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, AND A FEW OTHER
ITEMS,. NONE OF WHICH HE SAID HAD EVER . BEEN CLEARED UP TO
THE POINT WHERE CAVATA/11 COULD BE HIRED BY CATUSK SHOULD
HE BE CON SIDEREVFOR, ORDINARY, EMPLOYMENT. .BER.N HARDT
DEROGATORY
.EXPREBSED'' THE140PE;IHAT: . WOFIRM COULD COME
UP . WITH.
.
.

ftsiFORMATtON- WHICH COULD BE USED TO FORESTALL FURTHER


CONSIDERATION OF CAVATA/11 FOR THE JOB. THE

SUGGESTION IS INCONSISTENT WITH EVERYTHING WE iqty0{EAFICr

THE PAST CONCERNING . THE APPOINTMENTS AND INDEED


FORESEE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT: THE PRIME CATuSK-SPONSORED
CANDIDATE FOR THE NUMBER ONE POSITION MIGHT EVEN FLATLY

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REFUSE TO SERVE IF HE WERE FORCED TO ACCEPT CAVATA/11. AS
HIS DEPUTY.
3. BONN COMMENTS THAT:
A. : THE SPD SPONSORSHIP OF ' CAVATA/11 FOR
CATUSK VICE PRESIDENCY GAINS CREDENCE IN VIEW OF
I.NFORMATION FROM SEVERAL BONN SOURCES WITH RESPECT TO

POLITICAL MANEUVERING SURROUNDING RETIIREMENT OF


UTILITY. PER PREVIOUS REPORTING SPD INITIALLY WAS
MOST ANXIOUS TO NOMINATE THEIR OWN CANDIDATE TO REPLACE
UTILITY, CONSIDERING AT ONE TIME EVEN AID MINISTER
WISCHNEWSKI. ACCORDING TO CALLIAS, SPD HAS NOW FINALLY
AGREED TO ACCEPT WESSEL AND CABINET IS SET TO APPROVE HIS
APPOINTMENT . MOMENTARILY. WITH THEJR FAILURE TO ATTAIN TOP
POSITION SPD CAN BE EXPECTED TO INSIST THAT NUMBER

Two

SLOT

GO TO MAN OF THEIR CHOOSING.


. B. WITH RESPECT TO WENNER'S SUPPORT OF
CAVATA/11, THIS IS ESSENTIALLY HOW HE GOT THE CAVATA VICE
PRESIDENCY. AFTER THE RETIREMENT OF THE PREVIOUS VICE
PRESIDENT, MINISTER LUECKE OFFERED TO THE SPD THE OPPORTUNITY
TO NOMINATE AN SPD MAN. IT WAS A POLITICAL MOVE TO PLACATE THE

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S p D WHO HAD .ATTACKED CAVATA DURING THE TELEPHONE AFFAIR. AFTER


CONSIDERING NUMEROUS SPD PARTY MEMBERS, WEHNER FINALLY INFORMED
LuECKE THAT THE SPD'S CANDIDATE WAS CAVATA/II AND HE WAS
PROMPTLY APPOINTED. AFTER cAvATA/1. 1 WROTE HIS UNTIMELY ARTICLE
ON DEFENSE POLICY FOR THE STERN MAGAZINE, LUECKE WAS ABOUT TO
FIRE:c/11 FOR MEDDLING IN POLITICS, BUT WENNER CAME TO C/11'S.
DEFENSE AND CONVINCED . LUECKE THAT C/11 HAD NOT WRITTEN THE
ARTICLE AT.SPD . REQuEST.. wEHNER AGAIN UNDOUBTEDLY CONSIDERS C/11
THE MOST QUALIFIED MAN AVAILABLE TO THE SPD FOR THE JOB.
4. AFTER. cONSuLTATION WITH BONN, STATION POSITION IS
THAT, WE.CERTAINLY.SHOULD NOT COMOENT To. CATUSK OR TO
ANYONE ELSE OFFICIALLY ON THE QUALIFICATIONS OR LACK
THEREOF OF ANY CANDIDATE. THE

Dti. cisioN

Is STRICTLY AN

INTERNAL GERMAN. DECISION AND WE CANNOT PERMIT OURSELVES


TO BE PLACED IN A POSITION OF BEING ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING
or

TO INFLUENCE THE APPOINTMENT. MUNICH THEREFORE TELLING


'BERNHARDT THAT WE HAVE NO.COMMENT NOR CAN WE ADD ANY
INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO C/II'S SECURITY FILE, EXCEPT
THAT:IT OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT INTERIOR . MINISTRY AND
CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED . C/Il YEARS

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AGO WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS,

SEQ.3

5. FYI: .BONN HAS REVIEWED THEIR EXTENSIVE:till


FILE, WHICH CONTAINS DETAILS ON NUMEROUS RUMORS AND ACCUSATIONS
AGAINST -C/11, WHICH INVESTIGATED AT _HIS REQUEST, BUT NEVER
WERE CONFIRMED, FILE INDICATES THAT UTILITY PERSONALLY
AND NUMEROUS OTHER CAT USK SOURCES REPEATEDLY EXPRESSED THEIR
DOUBTS AGAINST C/11, BUT NOTHING WAS EVER PROVEN. BONN
REVIEWD'C/l'S SECURITY FILE PRIOR TO HIS LAST VISIT TO
WOLADY WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS.
6.. GIVEN THE MUTUALLY KNOWN DISLIKE OF CAVATA/11 FOR
CATUSK AND THE EQUALLY WELL KNOWN ANTIPATHY OF NuMERouS
SENIOR CATUSKERS TOWARD CAVATA/11 MUNICH . BELIEVES THAT THE
i.CTUAL APPOINTMENT OF CAVATA/11 . TO NUMBER TWO SPOT WOULD
CREATE SITUAT ION WELL 'NIGH LEt!TENABLE FOR BOTH SIDES AND
SIMULTANEOUSLY. HARMFUL TO WOFIRM/CATUSK RELATIONSHIP.
CAVATA/11 COULD BE. EXPECTED TO ATTEMPT INFLUENCE UPON
.CATUSK PERSONNEL POLICY EXPECIALLY CONCERNING SENIOR
POSITIONS. MANY SEN1C .R CAT USKERS COULD BE EXPECTED TO
MEET HIM WITH DISTRUST AND RESENTMENT WHILE OTHERS MIGHT WELL
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CONSIDER SEPARATION FROM THEIR SERVICE. C/11 WOULD BE
.CONSIDERED A PARTY POLITICAL SPD PENETRATION OF .CATUSK
F . NOTHING WORSE..-NOFIRM COULD EXPECT HIM TO MAKE
HYPERCRITICAL REPORT TO THE SPD OF OUR CURRENT AND PAST
LIAISON ACTIVITIES INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL AND
PERSONAL ASPECTS THEREOF. AS PART OF CHAIN REACTION AND
IN SELF DEFENSE .CATUSK WOULD BE MORE OR LESS FORCED TO
REDUCE THESE ACTIVITIES MATERIALLY WITH CONCOMMITTANT
DISADVANTAGES FOR BOTH ORGANIZATIONS.
7. MUNICH CONSIDERS IT QUITE POSSIBLE, IF NOT
PROBABLE, THAT THE NOMINATION OF.CAVATA/11, MAY BE
DESCRIBED AS A PLOY WHEREBY, AFTER CAVATA/11'S NAME
WOULD BE WITHDRAWN, THE SPD WOULD THEN COIE UP WITH
OTHER CANDIDATES WHO IN COOTi-:ASI TO CAVATA/11 lIGHT
BECOME ACCEPTABLE.
B. WITHOUT REFERENCE TO A30V1 ASP.ECT,
WENDT STATED THAT MOST RECENT CA3INET ME . ETNG

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CONOERNED . ONLY WITH MORE IMMEDIATE MATTERS AND
'ADJOURNED SOONER THAN SCHEDULED DUE TO A "COLD"
AFFLICTING THE CHANCELLOR. .ACCORDING TO.WENDT1,
UrILITY FEELS CHANCELLOR STILL COMMITTED TO .CATUSK
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5 December 1967

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INFORMATION. SOURCI ORADMOS MU DEMME. APPRAISAL Of CONTENT IS TENTATIVE,

Qualified American observer from State Secretary Horst Ehmke


of the West German Ministry of Justice.

1. On 5 December State Secretary Horst EhMke stated that


the Social Democratic Party (SPD) . .had decided to support the .
candidacy of Lieutenant General Gerhard Wessel as the:
successor to General'Reinhatd Gehlen . as President of the
West German Federal Intelligence Service (BNT5)., Ehmke
indicated that the Christian Democratic Union and Christian
Socialist Union (CDU/CSU) had also suggested Ambassador
Swidbert Schnippenkoetter for this position but the SPD
found his candidacy unacceptable.
2. As a' quid pro quo for supporting General Wessel, the .
SPD wants to have the tight to nominate the Viceidoresident
of the BND. The candidates under current consideration by the SPD are Dr. Guenther Nollau, Vice President of the
Federal Office for the Protection of' theConstitution (BfV),
and Dr. Guenther Redding, President of the State Office for
the Protection of the Constitution, lo Hamburg. According
to Ehmke, Nollau is in a stronger position since he has the
support of Deputy SPD party chief Herbert Wehner while there
is some opposition within the SPD to Redding. Ehmke predicted
that the SPD would make. their nomination for the END Vice
Presideacy rather soon.

Headquarters Comment: For General Wessel's remarks about

his candidacy and Chancellor Kiesinger's comments to him,


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UTILITY FULLY BELIEVES HE WILL BE ASKED BY CHANCELLOR

TO STAY ON ANOTHER YEAR BECAUSE OF IMPASSE INVOLVING THE NEW


PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT TEAM DESIGNATION. HE ALSO FEELS
CONFIDENT THAT NOLLAU WILL BE DROPPED AS A CANDIDATE BECAUSE
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CATUSK. AT THE SAME TIME, HE FEELS THAT SPD WILL STILL TRY
TO NAME THE NUMBER TWO MAN EVEN IF IT IS NOT TO BE NOLLAU,
WHICH WOULD PRESENT UTILITY WITH SOMETHING OF A PROBLEM
REGARDING STATUS OF ALIAS WENDT,. WHO HAS BEEN ACTING VICE
PRESIDENT MOST OF 1967. THIS ASSUMES, , OF COURSE, THAT ANY
SPD NOMINEE FOR THE JOB IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE CHANCELLOR, TO
THE NEW PRESIDENT, AND ALSO TO UTILITY AND CATUSK.
2.

FOR HIS ?ART, WENDT1 STATES THAT IF HE IS PASSED OVER

FOR SOMEONE ELSE, PARTICULARLY AN OUTSIDER, AS VICE PRESIDENT,


HE
'

WOULD PROBABLY RESIGN, STATING THAT AFTER THIRTY YEARS

OF

SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY HE DOES NOT HAVE TO TAKE ANY DOWNGRADING


HE HAS MANY FRIENDS IN GOVERNMENT, BUT EVEN MORE OUTSIDE OF

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3, IN EXPRESSING HIS EXPECTANCY TO BE ASKED TO STAY
ANOTHER YEAR, UTILITY BELIEVES THAT DURING SUCH AN EXTENSION
PERIOD THE CHANCELLOR MAY FIND AN AD HOC SITUATION WHEN IT
WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO NAME_UTILITY'S SUCCESSOR AND A VICE
PRESIDENT SUITABLE ALL AROUND AND, IF SUCH APPOINTMENTS WERE
NOT OBNOXIOUS TO UTILITY, HE WOULD BE PREPARED TO CONCUR AND
STEP DOWN TO ASSUME THE ADVISORY ROLE WHICH HE EXPECTS TO TAKE
IN ANY EVENT, WHETHER THE SUCCESSION. COMES EARLY OR LATE.
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1.

AT A CABINET '. -:7E.TING ON 10 JANUARY 1968, CHANCELLOR

KIESINGER ANNOUNCED THE 1'.'9?0INTMENT OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL


GERHARD WESSEL TO SUCCEED REINHARD GEHLEN AS PRESIDENT OF THE
WEST GERMAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (BND) AS OF 1 MAY 1968. VICE
CHANCELLOR BRANDT HAD AGREED TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT. THE CABINET
APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT UNANIMOUSLY.
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SUCCESSOR TO WESSEL AT NATO, AN APPOINTMENT FOR WHICH THE CONCURRENCE


OF NATO PARTNERS IS REQUIRED. GENERAL FELBER IS THE LEADING CANDIDATE
FOR THIS POSITION. GEADQUARTERSCDMEM PRESUMABLY MAJ. GEN. ERNST FERBER.)
3.

A NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BND HAS NOT. YET BEEN APPOINTED.

(HEADQUARTERS COMMENT:

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GUENTHER NOLLAU, WHO

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THE CONSTITUTION (BFV).) ON THE BASIS OF GEHLEN'S REPORT TO KIESINGER.
THAT NOLLAU COULD NOT BE GRANTED THE END SECURITY CLEARANCES
NECESSARY FOR HIS APPOINTMENT AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BND, KIESINGER
DROPPED NOLLAU'S NAME FROM CONSIDERATION. THE ONLY QUALIFIED
PERSONS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS APPOINTMENT ARE FROM WITHIN
THE BND, AND GEHLEN IS CONFIDENT THAT THE BND'S ACTING VICE PRESIDENT,
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COORDINATION AND AGREEMENT OF FOREIGN;;MINISTER BRANDT,


CHANCELLOR KIESINGER ANNOUNCED FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF WESSEL
TO SUCCEED UTILITY EFFECTIVE 1 MAY 68. CABINET APPROVED
UNANIMOUSLY.
B.

ON BASIS UTILITY REPORT TO KIESINGER THAT NOLL AU

COULD NOT BE GRANTED ' CATUSK SECURITY CLEARANCES NECESSARY FOR


APPOINTMENT AS VICE PRESIDENT, KIESINGER AGREED 44 DROPPED
NOLL AU' S NAME FROM CONSIDERATION. IN KEEPING WITH WESSEL' S
'POSITION, KNOWN TO THE CHANCELLOR, THAT VICE PRESIDENT MUST BE
PERSON HAVING APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF CATUSK AND CONFORM
TO STANDARDS ESTABLISHED FOR THIS POSITION, UTILITY IS CONFIDENT,.
THAT ALIAS WENDT WILL BE NAMED NUMBER TWO MAN. UTILITY ADDED
THERE NO OTHER QUALIFIED NAMES IN THE HOPPER OUTSIDE OF CATUSK
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FOR THIS POSITION.
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UTILITY

BELIEVES

STORY MAY HIT PRESS OVER THE WEEK

END. WESSEL HAS BEEN INFORMED. UTILITY HAS BEEN SO BUSY THE
PAST TWO DAYS HIS OWN WIFE DOES NOT
D.

YET KNOW OF

THIS CHANGE.

ALTHOUGH NOT YET ESTABLISHED, UTILITY WILL BE

AVAILABLE AND EXPECTS TO BE DESIGNATED TO PLAY ADVISORY ROLE


TO SUCCESSOR FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD.
E.

APPOINTMENT MADE AT THIS TIME DUE TO KIESINGER'S

FINGERSP1TZENGEFUEHL THAT WEDNESDAY, 10 MARCH OFFERED AN IDEAL


POLITICAL MOMENT TO RECEIVE FULL CABINET APPR:,*2AL WHICH MIGHT
NOT ARISE AGAIN FOR SOME TIME. EFFECTIVE DATE CHOSEN, AMONG
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, BECAUSE IT FR(4IDES SUFFICIENT TIME TO
SELECT SUCCESSOR TO WESSEL AT NATO, WHICH APPOINTMENT HAS TO
BE CONCURRED IN BY VARIOUS NATO PARTNERS. UTILITY STATES THAT
GENERAL FELBER THE LEADING CANDIDATE.
2. FOR HIS PART, UTILITY HAS NO INTENTION OF RETIRING
ALTOGETHER FROM THE SCENE. HE HAS LAID ASIDE POSSIBLE PLANS
FOR ASSUMING A POLITICAL ROLE UNDER CSU BANNER ON THE BASIS
THAT CATUSK HAS ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITHOUT HIS SADDLING CATUSK WITH
THOSE WHICH COULD ARISE IF HE, WHOSE NAME IS ENTERTWINED

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WITH THE HISTORY AND DESIGNATION OF CATUSK FOR MORE THAN 20
YEARS, BECAME A POLITICAL FIGURE.
3.

UTILITY CANNOT MAKE LONG DELAYED TRIP TO WOFIRM

HEADQUARTERS UNTIL AFTER 1 MAY GB DUE TO FLOOD OF BUSINESS


WHICH WILL FOLLOW ANNOUNCEMENT. WOULD STILL LIKE TO MAKE
VISIT SOME TIME IN MAY TO FORMALLY SEVER HIS OFFICIAL TIES WITH
WOFIRM AND LNHARP INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. c

2 ASSURED HIM

THE WELCOME MAT WILL STILL BE OUT WHENEVER VISIT CAN BE


SCHEDULED.
4.

FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SUMMER 67, UTILITY DISPLAYED

B1OTIONAL STRAIN AND APPEARED IN STATE OF SEMI-SHOCK IN


IMPARTING THIS NEWS. HE LOOKED HAGGARD, WOO)

.o
t r AND DEPRESSED

DESPITE FACT SUCCESSION TAKING SHAPE AS HE HAD HOPED IT WOULD.


IT UNDERSTANDABLE THAT IMPACT OF HIS OFFICIAL SEVERANCE FROM
LEADERSHIP OF CATUSK--SPANNING BOTH THE CONCEPTION AND
EXECUTION WARTIME PLANS, THROU6A' OCCUPATION PERIOD, AND LEGALIZATION
AND ACCEPTANCE OF HIS GROUP AS OFFICIAL MHBRUSH SERVICE THESE PAST
12 YEARS--BOUND TO CAUSE SOME KIND OF SHOCK REACTION.

1 MADE

APPROPRIATE REMARKS CONCERNING MIXED EMOTIONS OF REGRET IN LOSING


UTILITY AS A PARTNER AND SATISFACTION AT VESSEL'S QUALIFICATIONS AND

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WOLADY-ORIENTED ATTITUDE. UTILITY WAS GIVEN ASSURANCES THAT
WOFIRM MOST DEFNITELY WANTS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION
WITH UTILITY REGARDING HIS POST-SERVICE ACTIVITIES.
5. UTILITY REQUESTS HOLD DOWN THIS INFO UNTIL PUBLIC
ANNOUNCEMENT.
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16 Jaminry 1968

Gehlen Is Retiri rig as German


ntelligence Chief\
Wessel Will Succeed Him
in Bonn Post Next May I
By DAVID BINDER
Snotlel to

rho tie. York Times

BONN, Jan. 15The West


German Government announced
today that it had picked a seasoned military intelligence officer, LieuL Gen. Gerhard Wessel, to succeed Reinhard Gehlen
as head of the Government's
Intelligence Service.
General Wessel, 54, has been
the West German representative on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Military Committee, first In Washington and
later in Brussels, and has had
experience in artillery and armored warfare. But his principal
assignments have been in intelligence.
He will take over May I, a
month after General Gehlen's
66th birthday and compulsory
retirement. General Wessel is a
protege of his predecessor.
During World War II. General Gehlen commanded the I-C
section of Hitler's Supreme
Army Command, which kept
watch on the Red Army and all
that went on behind the front
lines. In 1945 he defected to
the American Army, bringing
most of his stair and files to
the Office of Strategic Services,
a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Since then full-face nhotographs of General have
not been publicly availaole and
he has worked closely with
United States intelligence agencies, which gave him a new
lease on life.
An artillery captain in 1941,
the 27-year-old Wessel went
straight from a course in the
War Academy to General Gehlen's section,
The young Intelligence officer was reputed to have such
a keen analytical mind that he
was chic to for2cast a major
Soviet offensive, in January,
1945, four days before it occurred. Hitler dismissed the
analysis as "completely idiotic" and recommended that
the officer, by this time a lieutenant colonel, be sent to a
mental asylum. On Jan. 12,
1945, Soviet troops cracked'
the German lines as predicted,
and Colonel Wessel stayed on
with General Golden.
In 1952 General Golden detached Colonel Wessel from
their work for thz Americans
and sent him from th-ir tightly
guarded comoound in the Mu-

New Head Has Long Served


on NATO Committee
nich suburb Of Pullach to Bonn
to help organiz:. intelligence
services for the new WestGerman Army.
General Wessel, appointed
fu l l colonel in 1955, and brit.,
adicr general in 1958, is rcA
garded as the founder of the
West German Army's counter-I
intelligence service which he f
headed for seven , years.
In
1962 he took command of the l
Second Armored Infantry Drigade at Braunschweig.
Like his mentor General
Wessel has stayed in the background as much as possible.
He is not listed in West German directories. An East German listing of Nazis published
in 1965 lists him as-"confidential agent of Nazi General
Gehlen."
General \Vessel, a darkhaired man, is tall enough to
be called "der grosse Gerhard"
by his comrades. He is married
and has two children. He was
born Dec. 24, 1913, in the Holstein city of Neumtinster. the
son of a pastor. He Joined the
German Army in 1932, directl)
after graduation from higr
school.
General Wessel takes rivet
an organization whose reputation for omniscience has suffered seriously in recent years.
The "Galen Organization" has
been the butt of mockery by
Western spy novelists, and occasionally by Communist espionage authorities. Many of
its agents have been captured
in East Germany and several
have been exposed in the Soviet
Union.
The West German Intelligence Service no longer has
the high-level entre it had
under the late Chancellor Konrad Adcnauer. Last summer, a
government spokesman, Conrad Ahlers, said his Public Information Office was quicker
with news about the ArabIsraeli conflict than the intelligence service. Its annual
budget is said to be more than
$25-million.

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Iteds Infiltratoct -Ngeney

Wednesday, January 17, 1968

Reds Within Plagued


German Spymaster
BONN (UPI)The spymaster
who has been Germany's eyes
and ears in Eastern Europe for
a quarter century is retiring this
year with his veil of mystery
still untorn.
Only a couple of pictures of
Reinhard Gehlen, none recent,
most of them with his features
hidden behind dark glasss and
In the shadow of a wide-brimmed
hat, have ever been published.
His personality is as little
known as his face.
Like all men who surround
themselves with an air of mystery, he is thought by the general public to be a figure of
glamor and a near genius directing a corps of the world's
best epics and top analysts, always one jump ahead of the
permanent enemy, the Communists.

Foreign Armies East, a wartime


intelligence section, he survived
Hitler's wrath and held his job
until the capitulation, when he
turned himself and his files over
to the Americans, who kept him
on their payroll until he was
transferred back to German
control in 1956.
.Gehlen's successor, Lt. Gen.
Gerhard Wessel, is an officer
Hiller considered an idiot, be-

FOR 11 YEARS, Heinz Felfe


and other Gestapo men turned
Communist spies riddled Gehlen's outfit. In 1960, the group
celebrated a double anniversary
the unsuspecting Gehlen presented the spies with certificates
In recognition of 10 years of
faithful service, while the Russians gave the boys a $500 bonus,
for the same reason.
Only In 1961, did Gehlen
discover the enemy within.
Perhaps because of the revelations of Communist Infiltration
and the failure to detect Communist preparations for the Berlin Wall, Gehlen's stock fell, and
the government came to rely
less on his office.
Gehlen dld show an unusual
talent for survival. As chief of

GEHLEN'S only stipulation


was that his outfit revert to German control whenever Germany
regained Its sovereignty.
In 1956, the Americans transferred control to Bonn, which
gave Gehlen an annual budget
said to total about $25 million.
Wessel already had left Gehien
to set up the new Defense Ministry's military counterintelligence service, He directed that
operation until December 1902
when he was assigned to command an armored brigade. A
year later, he moved on, to become the German representative
on NATO's military committee
in Washington. By 1965, he was
a lieutenant general, at 92 years
of age, the youngest in the Bundeswehr.

THE TRUTH is less sensaMona!.


For one thing, Gehlen apparently leads a prosaic, almost
dull life, sticking close to his
home In a restricted area in
Pullach, on the banks of the Isar
River south of Munich.
For another, his outfit isn't as
sharp as he or the taxpayers
would like.
He was unable to predict, discover or thwart the Communist
decision to build a wall through
Berlin, sealing the last gap in
the Iron Curtain dividing Communist from Western Germany.
The Federal Intelligence
Agency (FIA) that Gehlen created and directed was infiltrated
with Soviet agents as early as
1950. The Russian technique was
simple. Moscow recruited several former Gestapo officers who
found it easy to get on to Gehlen's staff because his personnel
office considered the Nazi bully
boys probably were the world's
leading experts on communism.

ing Wessel, got to Munich, and


there delivered themselves to
the Americans. Within months
of the end of the war, they were
back at w o r k, this time for
Washington.

Reinhard Gehlen
. veil still untorn
.
cause Wessel predicted a Soviet
attack in 1995.
Wessel may also succeed to
the titre of Russia's public enemy No. 1 in Germany, since his
main task will be to ferret out
Russian political and military intentions, and anyone who has
that kind of job draws Moscow's ire.
THE NEW CHIEF of the FM
Is no novice In the Intelligence
game. He was Inc Of the original team Gehlen gathered
around him during the war in
his general staff group. Wessel's
particular assignment was the
Soviet army.
On Jan, 9, 1995,
up to Hitler an
Wessel, predicting
viet attack within

Gehlen passed
analysis by
a massive Sothe week.

"Absolutely idioti c,"


cried, "The fellow who did this
ought to be put away in an insane asylum."
Three days later the Russians
began an attack that smashed
through the German front and
carried them through to Berlin.
With the front crumbling, Gehlen began to think beyond the
end of the war. Copying the most
Important of his files, he and
key members of his staff, lnclud-

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Gehlen, meanwhile, was approaching retirement age. He


wanted Wessel to be his successor. The Bundeswehr wanted to
make sure the military continued to head the FIA, even though
technically the director had to
lay aside his army rank in favor
of a civil service title.

BUT WEST Germany has

too few general officers to go


around. We
couldn't be
spared. Last year, Gehlen
reached retirement age of 65,
but Bonn agreed lo his extension
for one more year.
During that year, the Social
Democrats attempted to convince Chancellor Kurt Georg
ICiesinger and his Christian Democrats that the FIA job ought to
go to a civilian.
But Kiesinger finally picked
Wessel, on the grounds he was
the only expert available.

DECL ASSIFIED AND


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2506 Fort Scott Drive


Arlington, Virginia 22202
January 19, 1968

Deputy Director, Plans


Central Intelligence Agency
Washington, D. C. 20505
Dear Tom:
Enclosed is a letter which I believe would be in order
for me to send to General Gehlen.
If it is satisfactory to you, please seal and forward.
Best regards,
Sincerely,

C. P. Cabell
General, U.S.A.F (Ret.)
Enclosure
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2506 Fort Scott Drive


Arlington, Virginia 2Z202
January 19, 1968

General Reinhard Gehlen


Dear General Gehlen:
As you near the time of your retirement, I should like
to express my appreciation for your great contribution to
Free World Intelligence. It has been my personal pleasure
to have been associated with you in this endeavor for a
period of twenty years. I therefore know that your role
has been
major one.
3

Perhaps you will have occasion to come to the U.S.A.


ip the future. If you do, I hope that we can meet. You
may recall my Brother, Mayor Earle Cabell of Dallas, Texas,
who presented you with a Texas het. He is also in Washington
now, representing Dallas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
With every good wish for the future, I am
Sincerely yours,

P:;*.
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1. UTILITY CTATED 18 JANUARY THAT IN MEETINGS JUST HELl WITH

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which Is less than 20 years old
Isretiring: General i Reinhard
Gehlen, at 65," Is :leaving the
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Germany's equivalent of M I 6,
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ihfs:diseoveiy of the date of the
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war: five ,days , "beforei it hap-, ' ,
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service, num- '
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captured : hint kforober of
his life have been
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Gehlen was chief of Hides


military espionage in Rpia .
as the war ended. He and
his friend and successor, 54-yearold Lieutenant-General Gerhard
Wessel, were by then planning , the -switchover which
was to put them at the head of
their country's intelligence network once Hitler was :gone.
Gehlen hid with his group
near Lake . Schlier in Bavaria
until the Americans arrived;
and then calmly , handed them
the plans of Germany's entire
military and spy network in
.
Eastern Europe.
,..
He accepted the /6ner.leane
budget
of
.
offer of a job, with a ;
$3.5 million a 'year, -on thjce
conditions: that his 'espion
organisation' should 'never::
used against Gerniany,t ,that it
should employ only Gertiiirt's,:and that if should wdik-cfot:the
Americans only until West Germany . again ,became:._independent. The Americans: agreed.
Later, he set up hundreds
of ' phoney commercial firms
wherever he needed.nn espion-,
age: bureau:, But-even- by the
1950s the Russians were'worming their Informers into 'the
network,
When the Americans handed
back . Gehlen and his spies to
the West Getniani:" he kept close
ties With-, CIA
I A ; :trid the
Pentagon. But his reputation
with the present Nest German
Charieellor. , :suffera tinder Dr
Kiesinger's'.'general Scepticism
against anything 'he is told- by
. the " : spooks "./ until it Is confirmed,' and the, Socialists now
-,-; in the : Gin/eminent resent
Gehlen's refusal' to put them-on
his secret: . mailing list when
they Were in !opposition..
Gehlen's recent Intelligence
- information: presents . ,li resolutelY.gloomy .picture Of Soviet
:.
:
Intentions.
,:,
The, dapper General Wessel,
who during his four-year stay In
;Washington, learnt.- how important the ptihlic ArnaiteiC, of a,
n a don al lAntetti gEttetx
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25 January 1968

MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD


SUBJECT: Meeting with @DESSAU on 23 January 1968
Time: 1215 to 1415
Place: Tino's Restaurant, Wisconsin Avenue
1. Meeting Arrangements. @ DESSAU called me on 19
January to say he was now back on duty having returned from
his Australian trip and having supervised the move into his new.
house. For the record his new address is

.7
(I am sending a brief dispatch to Munich on this.)
I brought?
2. Introduction of Cw ith me and introduced him to @ DESSAU as
successor and explained that he would henceforth assist me in
our liaison relationship. The luncheon conversation was pretty
well monopolised by @ DESSAU's detailed account of his voyage
to Australia (by wny of Tahiti. Fiji, Aukland, New Zealand,
Sydney and Adelaide) and his- return by way of Honolulu. At each
step of the way he was given VIP treatment either by representa.tives of the Australian or New Zealand services or by his own
organization.
3. Possibility of UTILITY Visit. While @ DESSAU was
expressing his great satisfaction with the appointment of General
Wessel as now BND Chief, I asked whether he though UTILITY
would visit the United States before giving up control of the BND.
@ DESSAU was sure that UTILITY would remain in Munich until
after the transfer of power but he though that UTILITY would
probably visit the United States (and other countries) after Wessel
had assumed full charge. (We are preparing a special UTILITY

II I, II

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visit file for just such an eventuality. We are also reviewing


UTILITY's 201 file now to be sure we record in the visit file
all the names of his many friends and contacts in the United
States - peopIo he is likely to desire visiting and people whom
protocol would indicate a visit should be made.)
4. Forthcoming Visit of BND Reps. @ DESSAU asked if
the schedule for the BND visitors, arriving 27 January, had been
put together yet. I promised to give him a copy of at least our
tentative schedule on Thursday, 25 January, when @ DESSAU
comes for his weekly briefing.
5.

@ DESSAU paid for the lunch.

C/

TIM E, JAN UARY 76, 1965

WEST GERMANY
n from the Cold
The most wanted man in West Germany for the past 20 years has been
Reinhard Gchlen, the shadowy chief of
West German intelligence, whom the
Communists honored with a standing
offer of $250,000 to anyone who could
kill him. An assassin almost collected
in 1953, but the bullet-resistant glass in
Gehlen's Mercedes deflected the revolver slugs. That was the closest the Communists came, for Gehlen was a furtive
quarry. He allowed no pictures to be
taken (the only postwar photograph of
him was a sneak shot taken in 1957),
traveled under aliases, continually
switched the license plates on his cars,
and was known by sight only to a handful of top Western ,officials. Last week
the West German government announced that its master spy will retire
in April, when he reaches 66.
Hitler's Wroth. Gehlen was a colonel on the General Staff in Russia in
1942 when the Wehrmacht suddenly
ran into unexpected Soviet resistance.
Gehlen was given the missionuntil
then largely ignored by the overconfident Germansof assessing the capabilities of the Red Army. As chief of
intelligence on the Eastern front, he
quickly won a reputation for precise
forecasting of Russian moves, but his
predictions of Soviet victories so angered Hitler tha he ordered Gehlen
sent to an insane asylum.
Instead, Gehlen fled with the retreating Wehrmacht into the Bavar.an Alps,
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of intelligence data on the Red Army.
Reckoning that the wartime alliance of
the U.S. and Soviets would soon crumble, he greeted the victorious invading
Americans with a proposal: his secrets
in Nurn for U.S. financial backing.
The U.S. accepted and installed Gchlen and his wartime staff in a heavily
guarded compound near. Munich that
had formerly served as headquarters of
Deputy Fiihrer Rudolf Hess. There, behind double rows of concrete walls and
steel fences, Gchlen plotted some of
the crucial undercover moves of the
cold war. He recruited agents throughout Eastern Europe, even had a minister in the East German government in
his employ, smashed a Czech-run spy
ring in West Germany and provided
the West with a realistic assessment of
Soviet power that helped the U.S. to
call Soviet bluffs over Berlin. The Central Intelligence .Agency regarded Gehlen as one of its best investments.
Soviet Agents. In 1956, after West
Germany had gained sovereignty, Gehlen's organization ended its dependence
on the CIA. Gehlen, who was known in
the trade as Herr Doktor, enjoyed Konrad Adenaucr's close confidence. When
Adenauer stepped aside in favor of Ludwig Erhard, Gehlen's standing declined
in Bonn, partly because Erhard mistrusted espionage, and partly because of
disclosures that two of Gehlen's aides
had been double agents in Soviet employ. But Gehlen recovered a measure
of his former influence under the Grand
Coalition, even though he warned Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger and Foreign Minister Willy Brandt that their diplomatic
initiatives toward Eastern Europe might
provoke the Soviets into some kind of
serious political retaliation.
Gehlen turns over to his hand-picked
successor, Lieut. General Gerhard Wessel, 54, an organization of 3,500 fulltime employees that ranks after the
CIA and Britain's MI-6 as the free
world's most ubiquitous intelligence service. Though he will slip into retirement 2.: furtively as he conducted his
operations, Gehlen can take some pride
in the fact that his reputation for omniscience has entered the German language. In response to an unanswerable
question, a West German is likely to
reply, "Das weiss our der Gelden" (Only
Gchlen knows that).

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Subject: Meeting with Alias DESSAU
Date:
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Time:
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Place: Alias DESSAU l s House (Cocktail party/Housewarming

b. Recommendation about Gehlen Retirement. @ DESSAU


offered me his "personal" advice and hoped we would understand
the sincerety of Ms intentions. He suggested that CIA send a
delegation to Munich to participate in the retirement ceremonies
for General Gehlen. He specifically suggested that at a minimum
and
we should send Mr. Critchfield,
-a from
In addition Mr. 'Cline, from Bonn and of course E_
Munich Base would attend. (I would like also to suggest here
-1 come down from Berlin since he served
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earlier at the Munich Liaison Base. ) I thanked @ IDESSAU for
his suggestions and told him we had been discussing appropriate
action in anticipation of this event. I suspect he would like
some idea of our intentions re the above before he returns to
Germany on 10 March.

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28 February 1968
MEMORANDUM TO: Deputy Chief, EUR
VIA

: Assistant Chief, EUR/Central Region

SUBJECT

: Birthday Gift for General Gehlen

1. We have examined several possibilities in Considering a


suitable birthday remembrance for General Gehlen - this in response
to a suggestion from Deputy Chief, EUR.
2. Attached is a memorandum from the CE/Liaison Section. I
do not believe we should get involved in presenting Gehlen with any
electronic gadgets. He Will have little or no need for them in retirement. (The gadget involved would also cost an estimated $1, 000.)
3. I believe we should consider two separate gifts: a medal
to be presented to Gehlen at his retirement ceremony and a medallion
of the Agency Seal, cast in gsls.1, to be given him as a birthday present
at a private German-American ceremony on or immediately before
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his birthday.
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4.
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Attached are Agency regulations concerning awards and the forms for
requesting them. That few have been given to foreign dignitaries should
not necessarily deter us from presenting a medal, probably The
Distinguished Intelligence Medal, The Intelligence Medal of Merit,
or The National Security Medal to Gehlen. He is (we are constantly
reminded of this by Alias DESSAU) the "dean" of the intelligence chiefs
of the Western world. Some special form of tribute in recognition of
this is, I think, warranted.
5. Before we proceed with the necessary paperwork we would
like your views and your recommendations as to which medal we should
request.
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SUBJECT

: Birthday Present and ReCognition


of General Gehlen's Retirement

1. E/G/CE is currently exploring the possibilities


of appropriate recognition of General GEHLEN's retirement
on 1 May 1968 as first and only chief of the BND, plus
attempting to determine what might be a suitable gift on
the occasion of his sixty-sixth birthday on 3 April 1968.
It has been Agency custom to cable appropriate greetings
from senior officials on each birthday, and the Munich
Base chief usually presents a small gift. In 1962,
when Gehlen became 60, the Agency presented him with an
American eagle plaque for wall display in his office.
He has received other tokens at various times from
various officers with whom he has been in close contact.
He is particularly interested in electronic gadgetry.
In late 1967, Munich Base requested EUCA in Frankfurt to
determine prices on a VHF paging system, but later
cancelled the request. E/G/CE has asked the Office of
Communications at Headquarters what might be available
along the line of a glorified walkie-talkie, or a
similar device. In the meantime, Munich Base should be
asked to contributtheir thinking.
2. Presentation of an Agency medal in recognition
of the close cooperation between the services has also
been suggested. It has been determined that the Agency
awards medals in various degrees, all of which are
Agency attributable, and that approving authorities are
reluctant to award these medals to foreign, or other
non-Agency affiliated personnel. There is a regulation
and form designed to request consideration for an
Agency award, which E/G/CE is attempting to procure to
see what steps are necessary. It should be added that
the BND has for award to various worthy individuals a
non-attributable medal, depicting St. George slaying
the dragon on one side and the date of BND legalization
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on the other. Agency personnel have received the bronze


edition of the BND award, and a gold edition was presented
2 indicated that the
to Mr. Dulles.
Agency has on a few occasions presented a miniature
Agency seal to foreign liaison representatives, but
indicated it is not a usual practice.
3. The following sequence is suggested:
a. present General Gehlen with electronic
gadget for his birthday
b. present General Gehlen with whatever medal
or insignia the Agency will allow on his
retirement date (in Munich)

c. provide ceremonial rite should he come for

farewell trip to Washington

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Dear Admiral Taylor:

As you may have read rent1y, General Gehlen is going to


retire as head of the West German Federal Intelligence Service
(END) on the 30th of April, 1968. I an sure you will agree
that he has had a career in intelligence which is unique in
the Western World. His departure will mark the end of an era
here in Germany.
It is my understanding that the appreciation of the US
Intelligence Community will" beconveyed to General Gehlen'in
a variety of ways and on a number of occasions. However, it occurred to me that it would be appropriate if you would be
so kind as to write to General Gehlen expressing your appreciation for the assistance he and his organization provided to
ONI during your tenure as DNI.
: I have also written to Admirals Prost, Espe, Fluokey, and
Lowrance making a similar N.our,nt.
Thank you Admiral, for ,you: . coop r ation. I know that the
letters from the Director:: o" Naval Intelligence will be deeply
a p preciated by the General and will become valued momentoes of
his association with the Unite:i States Navy. If you would send
your letter to me, I shall insure that it is -- along with the
others -- securely and app ropriately presented to General
Gehlen.
Veryi,e;patfully,
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20 March 1968

Dear Bob,

17.

I have considered your note of 13 March with regard


to the suggestion that I 'write a note to General Gehlen thanking
him for the assistance he and his associates provided to ONI
during my tenure as DNI.
I don't feel it would be appropriate for me to do this
in my present position, or, if I did, that it would be appropriate
to send it through you. To do the latter would run considerable
risk of creating some misunderstanding on the part of the BND
as to the relation of your position in the Intelligence Community.
As to the substance of the matter, I am really quite
unaware of any great assistance rendered by General Gehlen or
his organization to ONI during my time there either as DNI or in
any other capacity. As a matter of fact, it was my impression
that what we were trying to do was develop a direct intelligence
liaison with the German Navy and that this entailed some degree
of delicacy because of BND controls ,over German naval
intelligence.
In view of all these considerations I am not planning to
take any personal notice of General Gehlen's departure.
With warmest personal regards,
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Dear General Gehlen,


Ruth joins me in wishing you a most happy birthday
anniversary. lie hope you will be able to enjoy it in
good health and with most of your family present.
The years ily by and I find it difficult to realize
that you will be retiring from Your august position as
President. It just does not seem possible that an era
is coming to an end. Your complete and total identification with your Service ever since you founded it has,
of course, been recognized but it has been such that one
sort of expects you to always be associated with the
Service.
It must be personally gratifying to note that no
other intelligence service chief has occupied such a
position for so long a period as you. I am certain that
despite the fact that your choice of a successor actually
came to pass, there must have been many heavy hearts within
organization when it was announced that you would
be leaving. Having been closely associated with so many
of your employees, particularly during my five years in
Germany, I think I can sense the feeling of loss that must
have pervaded your organization.
I am sure that your contacts with your Service will
not cease and that your valuable experience will still
be available.
Ruth and I hope that you will be truly happy in whatever pursuits you now decide to follow. And I certainly
trust that you will be able to spend much more time in
your favorite sport -- sailing.

Again, all best wishes to you and your family.


Most sincerely,

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1 April 1968 .

Dear Torn,
The enclosed letter is self-explanatory. Peg and I had asked
Christa and Heinz to visit us last summer. They could not do sc;
because of the move, so that the plan to visit this coming summer
along with the Gehlens more or less naturally grew during my last
conversation with Heinz. I realize that it sounds a little hairy;
however if the old boy is ever going to relax, his post-retirement
visit to the United States would be a good time to begin. We 'have a
comfortable old cottage at the lake, plus a small guest house. They
will have just about all the privacy they could possibly need.
Suggest you pass my invitation along (if it seems feasible
and the right thing to do) about the time Heinz returns from his kur.
pest to all. I understand that you arc having a perfectly
splendid time and doing a swell job.
Cordially,

C
Gordon M. Stewart

P.S. Heinz knows that our place is at Dwight on the Lake


of Bays. Certainly the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be able
to tell him how to get to Dwight. Once there, he should ask at the
general store how best to get to my cottage. This little map may be
of some help.
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Dear General Gchlen,


The day before he left, Heinz told me that you and
Mrs. Gehlcn may be visiting the United States early next
fall. If you do, I would like very much to introduce you to
part of the lake district of the Province of Ontario. I
talked with Heinz about this plan and he endorses it.
The plan entails your flying to Ottawa, meeting
Heinz there, paying a few calls and then driving up
through the Algonquin Provincial Park to the Lake of Bays.
You would be my guest at the lake, and then could drive
on to Washington by way of Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara
Falls, and a beautiful stretch of the Adirondacks which
you cross coming through Pennsylvania. Heinz can tell
you more about the plan since we have discussed it off
and on for more than a year.

k;!
,

We would be iarticularly pleased to have you


arrive before the end of August during our own vacation
stay at the lake. If this is not possible, I can assure
you that September is brilliant in Canada and that you
might even be able to go swimming if you arrive before
the middle of the month.
My wife joins me in kindest greetings to Mrs.
Gehl en.
Sincerely,

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den srizialntnehen StJatell vor alk.en
iii cr Osterreich . auirec.htelhalten wird,
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Peutsch.:ands. oberst erGeheimnistrOger rthimt nach 22 Jahren semen


Posten an der Spite des Bundesnachrichtendienst

Der Mann
ohne Gesicht
General Reinhard Gehlen blickt zuriick
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Gener;ilmajor
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Kricgsencie. Hinler seiner, ScHi...,1)1,,;ch


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Freitag, don 26. April 1968

Geheinn affe der Griethen


T

Papandreou'

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die Miliffir-Junta isolieren

Von Werner Miler

Wenn abcr nun die vierfacbe Isoliersebieht,


zusammengesetzt aus politischen, nillitarischen,
wirtschafaichen um! moralischen Akrivitaten,
nicht zustandc konnnt oder die crwartete Wirkung verfehlr: was drum?'

Fiir diesels Fall sChlie t Andreas Papandreou


gewisse Aktioncn im Landc, bei denen Gewaltanwendung cinzukalkulicren sci, nicht aus. Freilich wiirde es nicht zu einem Bilrgerkrieg kommen diirfen und kommcn miisscrt. weil die Erintierungcn an den letzten Bruderkampf die Griethen als schmerzlidies Trauma bcgleiten, und weil
die Armee sich nicht sdiiitzend vor das Regime
stellen verde.

siber
r:fn ist dann der Gegenputsch des
Knigs gesthei!crt?'
-Weil diese Aktion schleclic vorbereitct war

und vermutlich frazeitig verraten wordea ist,


nadidem dcr KOnig die cinc oder andcre auslindische Botschafr iiber seine PLinc ins Vertrauen
gezogen hat."
Weldmn StellenzLyrt nininzt der KOnig in

lhren Plantings, und Erwartungen ein?'

Ich glaubc, die Krone hat das Volk entrauscht.


Und wenn das Volk wieder cintnal aufgerufen
wird, iiber scin Schicksal frei zu cntschciden, wird
1sei_der Wahl der kiinfrigen Regicrungsform awls;
jrage der Monarchic entschieden werden
mUisen'.
In scir.cm kle:r.en Reisegep5elt tr:igt Andreas;

Papandreou so etwas wie ein Grundsatzprogramm


fr em n ncues Griechenland mit sich. Danach soil
das Land, wenn die Diktatur abgewirtschaftet
hat, jene dcmokratische Souveranitit und Integritc erreichen, die das Land in der Friihzcit seiner
Geschichte cinmal gcnossen haste, und die ihrn
die librige Weir. Gricelicnland gem ins verkl5renden Licht seiner Friiligesdlichte schend, ads neue
wiinschen

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Von .Merrielren . .ist
bet, 'Went .'ElnIttruf Bede.' Wird . Relnhard . :GeblefizUtt 'ellitAliepairi in _dem . auch noch
Utibelianntelm Laden'werert.'' ' Feder greifen? Bin Thertlit ;. c1:0 de
_
tibernachten kann..
Haiistrie!:
"Dh11:9" alte, das erste Haus,
wurde",
ith' iiernlich Verleger, und Illustilerte
ineivelt geOffirite
aufgeregt
*:.
aus
der',
APothelce
tri-:
r
oberhalb gelegen, emn
6.4:Hestia& 'lurid
.gewaltlge Auflagen den
im Sal der . Landschaft,
:;/..achlanlier:,'Herr gerufen.. Man habe omen ver-'. 1".)oeh.,Voreritt:scheinVdt
hatildeir Sohn und desten
, ,. eranzug,:', der: ails dachtigen.' Wagen beobachtet...Es" far ihn nicht aktuell Iu
ufgeniimmen: Christoph Gehlen
.;rirnyderi Gut zu sel nach .mir gefragt., worden, 'tind Donn et 1st sich ale Fach
. 1stygityalker in 'Manchen. Kornuso,,alif;"ob;:-Men daher wofle Man , flitch' . warnen. Fesseln bewuat,.die . er
Der General: verStandigre....:dar- Schreiben . seiner Erinnitilitiikel fatiptdie. beide n Ttichter zu BeUndAuch der , miatrau- aufliin die .PoliZei..Sle, stellte feat: Is selbst auferlegen milatedann kannen sie sich aussuffthen.
. `Job sic bei den Elte
oder
;hind =wurde morher Reporter:. Von DEC London Witre . n . Amtsgeheimnis bindet

wohnen wollrn
en: Die
. .... 4. L schnappi-, gern. 'nach , Berg gekeirunin, Urn dai als jeden anderen. So v.iird-:seme
i licekgen
auf dem gleichen
die sich
Haus des END-Chefs uusfindig' zu schrlftstellerische Tatigkeit'Auter:Giunditu
t4r.....t
ma ch en., :Ste .2 and en , es .nicht. . Umstlinden auf einen Clarf,arrt'l:t
vinitht,/aguiiiv ar
NOth', karzlich:Veraf- rungsbericht 'far die Itoitotthg..Foiligitzingg auf Seite 5
" !!id1.1:1.e4' 013
:611811'
fentlichte, die 'Zeitung, hinter der betchrtinkt bleiben
laut Eigenwerbung: 1mmer ein darnit in jcnem Krels beWegati:
kluger: Kopf : steckt, em n 'Portrat-. wie . er ftir ehemalige GehiinV1rgendeirieliicirf photo Mit dem Namen-Gehlen"; dlenstchefs abliCh 1St.
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Auaerdem wartet ' sein:(,:altes.
auf dem einivallig anderer Gene' . .. .
ral. zu seken war, namlich Ritter Hobby , aut ihn, des em . in dream
Sommer* volt auskosten ,w111;: der

von' NiederrneYer.
l'ii:f.Tfs? I
. Wir'sitzen im Wohnzimmer, um Wassersport: Durch ZtifalkiWell
,.

den .. Teetlich:-Frau...Hertit:Gehlen ihn 1999 die WohnungsnOtZahr


ng
geborerie ;: von" Seydlitt4turzbach; Manchen .dazu trieb; eirr'ilrualtes
Glauben Sic mim. Es ist.
'der Pratiderit Freund von Haus , ' am. Starnberger See, bier
zu verstehen, da3 der . Chef: des. Wm,: der; Bin:','initnieinem alten auf . diesem Grundstack,
BND, obwohl: Dutzende
Decknanien r.Di. ,:Sr.tinekler" . an- werben, wurde der Generar:str
.einem begelsrerten Sealer; p
per Photographen Jigd auf
4.0.,
firm See.':111n-!,abfallt,*.
machten.. in all ' den. Jahren
am Lifer nut rein''neues
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der
Wand
Sonnc,
er
,Bacher
und
' von Angesicht zu Angesicht erAuf einer Aussiellung in 'Edson'
wischt.worden ist.Und doch tat es: em auffallend schtiner SUch . des butte er. es gesehen. und .?dann
so. Dabel bewegte er sick oft ganz altenMoltke, iritmer noch V.orbild telephonisch gekauft, prelswert,
zwanglos -im Inland wie im Aus- jedes deutschen Generalstabsoffi- far wenlge . tauscnd. Mark.
Kein Dienstoilidchen er- Aufleger natarlich, damit ich' es
' land. Er relate. viel herum. 'Im ziers:
Sommerurlaub machte er angar scheint, Frau Gehlen servIert. transportieren kann . .1

Campingtouren, allerdings nie.ht selbst, .das ganze Haus zeugt :von ..Relsen? . Ohne Auftrag, . der
einer
Bescheidenheit,
wie
1e
sel
" zu Offentlichen Platzen; aber au.Aintapflichten ledig? Tlnd freier
gerastet mit Funktelephon .und ten ' wurde bet der ,Repraseritanz els vorher, wie em n normaler TouBewachung. Aus solchen . Tagen unseres Staates.
rist? Sin linges Ja . aus dem
gibt es cinige Photos von ihm;
Mundt des, Prasidenten a. D. ---,reiltch aus Entfernungen, . die
dock' s eta meldet sich,tie Zweite
sein Gesieht 'nicht erkennen lesStimme,
Stirnme des Dr.
Schneider": Wahischeinlich, sagt
sen In . Berg besuehte er.' . nicht selten den . Sonntagsgottesdienst
'.sie,..:werde iCh ..abeti:Uorher noch .
der evangeliSchen Kirche; em ging

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nahm
irt;', die , Laden' einkauferv. er
von Aer, Fretzeit. ,,w1rd , bereiti emn
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Er ist emu bcpc/sterter Sealer: Genie?, wit einer mg iier heideit Tiichter

Photo: Nall y Revue

Nachbarn spielten
fr ihn Leibwache

Fortsetzung von Seite 3

Ala der General mich durch das


Haus Mhz% erinnert er sich an
seine Besuche in Amerika. Beeichti gte er &Oben ein Haus oder
eine Wohnung, wurden ihm fretmiltig slimtliche
Wm MAUL
Er Milt es genauso und 11113t ouch
due SchlufzImmer nicht aus, obwohl die Housfrau leinen Protest
anmeldet, den Protest tiller Hausfrauen zlvillsierter Lander: Es 1st
dgcb nicht aufgerilumtl Und duB
ich'a nicht ver gesse: Bet chesem
Rundgang entdeckte ich schilell/ich dnch noch etwar, das wenigstens entfernt an den aufregenden Beruf des Hausbesitzers mannert. Ich memo den Batteriesatz
ftir die Aturmania ge be1 Gefahr.
Seitaamerweise fund 1ch iiiRends einen Fernsehapparat.
Keine einzige der TV-Sp1onageoder Geheimdlenstscrien hut
General Gehlen jc angeschaut.
r a cnteucr cc
sage ich. Ja, antwartel Fuehmann, sicher auch romantisch,
und dabei ist der moderne Nachrichtendlenst mit seiner nektronik und Computertechnik zum
groBen Tell Statistik. Aktenkrom
und Fletparbeil.
Was liiBt sieh Ober clic Person
des Generals sagen? Dab cr
telgral lit uncl einen grauen Anzug trfigt, wissen Sic bereits. In
einem ausliindischen Pressebericht stand zu lesen. er sei kein
Mensch, er sei ein Supermensch.
habe kein Herz, sondem nur Cc' irn. Ich kenne General Gehlen
lch mull betonert: als Aunenstehender, als Journalist seit
vielen Jahren persOnlich, Lind ich

halte these CharakterNtik


falsch. Er hut Hem und bringt filr
seine Umgcbung Verstiindnis auf,
cc 1st cin fiirsorglicher Mensch
Ein Geheimdienst verlanIP von

geAangen. Seine Priigung


or Sohn cues Verlogsdirektors
In Breslau durell Relchswehr
und Gencralstail Uml da er
in seiner Reichswehrzelt dagegen
straubte, aur Abwehr" versetzt
au werden, ne.ntit er skit selbst
einen Gehelindienstcher wider
Mien.
In elnent netien franmiatschen
Buch (.,Le general gris") !Indict
skit abet . die iludere Ersulteinung
Reinhard Gehleos folgende Zusammenstellun g aus verseh i edc
-neVriftlchugn!
Elsie Mischung ails
Tatmenschen und
mitten. Ahnelt einem hritiselien
Koionialobersten in Zicci I Tr:igt
Hut mit verheultim lland und
manteikragen.
huch g eMellten
Sieht aus %vie ein leilvnder liankungestellt
Nileh der glelehen Quell, lion
das MinIsteriunt
Staatssicherhett. in Oucibcr un ci g en( es S..
lemeiv,

Lange Zeit gab es vur dieses Photo


ern, jh rn. Gehlen als WehrAlachtsafThier
seinem Chef zuweilen ernste Entscheidungen. Darin gipfelt die
Problematic solcher
Duch es gibt. keit) Zetignis clafiir.
dati Gehlen ie Humanittit und
menschliehes MaC erleugnet
htitte. Wiire or nicht Offizier geworden, dann hiitte er sich wahrscheinlich der Medizin zugewandt. Psyehologie und PsychicIrk intcressieren ihn brennend.
Seine Vertrauten behaupten, ein
Seelenarzt" sei an ihm verloren-

Griifle. 1.7:: Meter. 1.);1,'.


schlank. Haare: wen 1g. schblier.
fast kohlkiinfig. Gesieht:
NiiSC: spitz. Grauer Sehnurrbarl
wie Gleieht. einem Bankkaufinann. Trtigt im allgemeinen
Tirolerlitit mit g riiner 1<ordel.
abgetragen %Odd. Sportmantel
'rrenclicoatform.
leh hulk. , die Sicherheisheslimmungen des li'ND nicht zu
verletzen. wenn
ielt
feststr.:!e.
dull der Vergleich
ni I Fidler::
Bart wohl nur pal en:
gerneini
sain it
Der son Dehlen isi
ganter.
enpyrIghl Juchcn

Nem!