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Even before the anti-fascist war was finished, a number of U.S.
generals dreamed of a shift in alliances so that they could attack the
Soviet Union. For this adventure, they intended to use the Nazi army,
and his close entourage. The former secret servant
recalled some of the discussions in the summer of 1945:
was dreaming of rearming a couple of Waffen SS
divisions to incorporate them into his US Third Army ``and lead them
against the Reds''.
had put this plan quite seriously to General Joseph T.
deputy US military governor in Germany .... ``What do
you care what those goddam bolshies think?'' said
going to have to fight them sooner or later. Why not now while our
army is intact and we can kick the Red Army back into Russia? We can
do it with my Germans ... they hate those red bastards.''
` ``He inquired ...'',
later wrote, ``whether there was any
chance of going on to Moscow, which he said he could reach in thirty
days, instead of waiting for the Russians to attack the United
E. H. Cookridge,
, pp. 127--128.
Fri Aug 25 09:03:42 PDT 1995