Association of Former Intelligence Officers

COUNTERSPY - Memoirs of a Counterintelligence Officer in World War II and the Cold War
Product Details:
Cloth: 208 pages; 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $25.95 Your Price: $20.76
ISBN: 1574888390
Available: September 2004
Richard Cutler describes his career with the super-secret X-2 counterintelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II and his postwar counterespionage work with its successor, the War Departmentís Strategic Services Unit (SSU), which later became the CIA. While with X-2, he analyzed Ultra intercepts and vetted agents about to be sent into Germany. Cutler also provides an insightful overview of OSS operations during the war.

Cutlerís first job after the German surrender was to vet all of Allen Dullesís wartime sources inside Germany, who were aptly nicknamed the Crown Jewels. Just as the OSS was converted into the SSU, he moved to Berlin, where, increasingly, his job was to collect intelligence from former Nazis. Soon he became chief of counterespionage. Soviet intelligence had already begun recruiting former German intelligence officers to spy on Americans in Berlin, so Cutlerís top priority was to uncover Soviet objectives through defectors and doubling their agents. Cutler reveals previously unpublished case histories of double agents against Soviet intelligence in Berlin and details agentsí recruitment, missions, methods of operation, successes and failures, and fates. With photographs and a foreword by best-selling author Joseph Persico (Rooseveltís Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage), Counterspy provides a fascinating account of espionage during World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.
About The Author:
Intelligence veteran RICHARD W. CUTLER is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School. A retired lawyer, he lives in Milwaukee.

Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #32-99, 12 August 1999

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