J.V. Grombach and his group "The Pond" might be the least well known development in wartime US intelligence because of a commitment to pursuing his political enemies using the power of an unknown intelligence group. In total secrecy, he would attempt to destroy or purge official groups of those he found unacceptable and it would require other officials to stop his increasingly damaging attacks from within their own ranks.
The Past American Century has a look at the important historical policies of Director of Central Intelligence Walter Bedell Smith who restructured the Agency with a military bent during a period of uncertainty to secure its future eminence.
Join your host Chuck Ochelli with author Carmine Savastano as they offer some insights with evidence into the design and history of America's first official attempt to centralize intelligence via the Office of Strategic Services.
All humans are pattern-seeking creatures because the recognition of valid patterns is an evolutionary mechanism in the human brain. While indeed overreliance on seeking just self-gratifying patterns can lead to false connections and incorrect speculations, patterns based on verifiable evidence do not often suffer from these pitfalls. When a chain of events occurs with a pattern established in evidence, it feasibly leads to reasonable questions and new facts. The chain of historical events if studied closely might reveal the yet unseen connections and present that what once is dismissed with scorn can still be true…Read More