OSS Wild Bill Donovan

The Ochelli Effect 8-1-2019 Carmine Savastano

Carmine returned after a break for personal reasons with a solid Sinister History Episode that does not focus on criminal activity. Instead, we looked at one of the many short-lived but well-known arms of the intelligence agencies, The OSS.

Many will state that the Office Of Strategic Services is what later became the CIA. The two agencies are related but the OSS did not morph into what we know as the CIA today.

Methods and sources did not transfer as simple as many assume. The OSS was one of the multiple incarnations of civilian and military collaborative intelligence efforts.

Carmine took us through the establishment and subsequent end of the Office of Strategic Services during this Thor’s Day night Ochelli Effect. From Wild Bill to Julia Child and Allen Dulles to James Angleton the story of the OSS is loaded with fascinating individuals who continued for decades to affect many things publicly and privately.

Chuck and Carmine discussed the evolution of psychological warfare in US Intelligence and place in context the fairly new ideas that were developed in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbour.

Does the legend of the OSS meet the reality of the short-lived agency? Many figures we have come to know as part of the dark sphere of CIA history were connected to the OSS.

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R 1: The Office of Strategic Services, TPAAK, tpaak.com
R 2: A Look-Back…Gen. William J Donovan Heads Office of Strategic Services, News and Information, Central Intelligence Agency, cia.gov
R 3: Colonel Anthony F. Caruana, (June 27, 1991), William J. Donovan: Visionary, Strategic Leader, An (sic) Historical Perspective, United States Army, apps.dtic.mil
R 4: Postwar Period: End of the OSS and Return to the Park Service, United States National Park Service, nps.gov


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Carmine Savastano

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OSS Wild Bill Donovan – The Ochelli Effect 8-1-2019 Carmine Savastano