Allen Welsh Dulles, 1893-1969, Director of the CIA, Explanation of releasing General Reinhard Gehlen, chief of Nazi Germany’s military intelligence, from detention and using him first as an agent for the US and then as the Director of West German Cold War Intelligence., Quoted in Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, 2007
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|people with fascist backgrounds trying to save their careers by becoming useful to the Americans. [The non-Russians] hated the Russians violently…. Their main goal was to convince the U. S. Government of their importance and their ability to help the U. S. Government so they would get support in one way or another||Stephen Barrett Tanner|
|A showdown between East and West is unavoidable. Every German is under the obligation of contributing his share, so that Germany is in a position to fulfill the missions incumbent on her for the defense of Western Christian Civilization.||Reinhard Gehlen|
Allen Welsh Dulles was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and its longest-serving director to date. As head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the early Cold War, he oversaw the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, Operation Ajax, the Lockheed U-2 aircraft program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dulles was one of the members of the Warren Commission. Between his stints of government service, Dulles was a corporate lawyer and partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. His older brother, John Foster Dulles, was the Secretary of State during the Eisenhower Administration.