Wouldn't it be nice if our government operated out in the open? There are probably some places where that is the case. Maybe in Denmark. Maybe in Iceland.

For those who are interested in Gehlen, his memoir called "The Service" offers a lot of his really, really expert opinions about the intelligence function in general. Also with an outline of how the "West" got to where we are with a gargantuan National Security State.

Many of the contemporaries to Gehlen felt that he was not all that great of an intelligence functionary or executive. I personally am not sure that he was involved in the JFK assassination or (for that matter) all that many covert operations.

It would be great if someone has written a history of Gehlen's German BND. Maybe someone has. Something to look into.

James Lateer