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Book One World War Three 1946

Book One World War Three 1946
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Friday, July 13, 2012


A large map of Britain with range circles drawn out from various points along the French and English channel coast line. The light is harsh and bright in the large room. Right now it is quiet but soon it will the main focal point of the Red Army Air Force or VVS. It is late and two men are alone in the room discussing the upcoming operations.

Aren't you glad that you listened to that Sergo fellow Marshal Novikov and increased production of the Tu2s over the IL 10?" 

"Yes I am Georgi. They are perfect for the upcoming attacks on the RAF. So fast that they can almost be their own fighter cover once they drop their bombs. They are more complicated to produce but well worth the effort. It's as if Sergo knew we were going to attack the British. Do you suppose he put the thought in comrade Stalin's ear. I do not recall this being a priority when the plan was laid out in December? " 

"I of course am not privilege to such discussions comrade Marshal."

"Ha I suppose not Georgi...yes I suppose not. Those Tu2s will no doubt be very effective for what we have in mind. Very fast and can still carry a good bomb load. They can get to their target fast and back to base even faster. Too fast for some of the older fighters even. Very similar to the British Mosquito except much stronger and able to take a beating. Carries more munitions also. We will have over 2000 ready for the upcoming battle along with 150 of the Tu 10. Now this one is a very impressive plane with a top speed close to the Mosquito. NATO now calls the Tu2 the Bat."

"Tupolev has really become a hero of the Soviet Union. Imagine designing a plane while in a prison cell and then have it impress Stalin so much that he is freed and made a hero. Quite a story."

"I'm sure he could have done even better if he hadn't been put in that sharshka that is for certain. I guess all that ends well is good. He will have a bright future if I have any sway with comrade Stalin."

"I'm sure you will comrade Marshal. I'm sure you will."

"The conversion of many of the Yak 3s and Yak 9s to long distance DD models is almost finished. The IL10s, Lag 7s and Pe 2s have been given drop tanks if needed extending their ranges as the fight progresses. There is no part of the British Islands that we cannot reach in overwhelming numbers with escorted bombers in numbers never seen over British skies. Combined with the sortie rate we had over Berlin of over 6,000 a day we can cover quite a large swath of enemy territory with overwhelming odds."

"Beria tells me that the RAF is frantically trying to make alterations and change tactics at the last minute. A new man has taken charge but it will be too late for them."

"It doesn't matter as long as we keep getting the excellent and accurate information we have been receiving there will be no escape for them and no surprises for us."

"That is true. Foreknowledge of the enemies plans trumps all other sources of information including advanced radar and even marginally better equipment. The British and the Yankees should know this better than anyone else given their advantage over the Germans in this area. Beria's sources have confirmed that the British had broken the German and Japanese codes early on during the war. It was like playing chess with an opponent that has to tell you his next three moves ahead of time. Not very challenging in my estimation. Now the shoe is on the other foot as it were and we now know the enemy's plans ahead of time and they will have to react to our initiatives. Beria informed the Politburo that the British had actually caught and then used every single German spy as a double agent. Every single one! Can you imagine what confidence and possibly outright arrogance each must have in their intelligence operations when in fact we have so many sources throughout the different levels of both their government and military that it is getting hard to keep track of them all.

"Not a very enviable position to be in especially if you do not know the whole situation and how much of a disadvantage you are. It appears that the Americans are suspicious of the British. Little do they know that we have infiltrated both of their command and political systems very deeply as well. We have sacrificed a few of our agents to lull them into complacency. We shall see how they react."

"I personally like don't like all this spying and subterfuge. We have overwhelming odds. Let's attack them as soon as we can and not delay. Who knows when they will catch our spies? We should strike while they are changing tactics."

"All I can do is recommend. It is up to Stalin and Politburo to decide when we sweep the skies over Britain clean of the RAF and their cities are at our mercy. After all there is politics involved too. It is possible that the current weak kneed Limey government will acquiesce to Stalin's demands after our demonstration flights and the atomic bomb propaganda campaign. Even I was impressed with Beria's and Molotov's brilliant bluff. I'm sure it's creating a very large wave of distrust between the Capitalist pig governments of NATO. It was a very convincing performance and well thought out series of clever ruses combined with just enough grains of truth to make it seem possible."

"The American's have many eye witnesses that saw their atomic bomb laden B29 slam into the Bering Sea. There can be no dissension from them."

"Yes but the Limey's are all ready suspicious of the information they have been getting from their cousins. This of course has been aided by well place pieces of disinformation planted by our agents throughout 1945 and early 1946. Neither side truly trusts the other."

"It is like a Matryoshka doll. One inside another inside another inside another."

"Yes a very deadly Doll. Georgi a very deadly one for one side or the other."

The End of the Beginning by Ranger Elite

Scandinavia in WWIII, 1946

In a bold and completely unexpected airborne attack, the Soviet Union knocked the nations of the Scandinavian Alliance momentarily out of the fight. In cities large and small all across Finland, Sweden and Norway, special Soviet NKVD and GRU airborne troops search for civilian and military leaders, to either capture and send back east, or to “liquidate” on the spot, as an example of what happens to those who defy the will of the Soviet “people”, meaning Iosef Stalin.

What the Soviets had not counted on was the lessons of earlier in the decade having not been lost on the people still left behind in occupied territory, and armed resistance springing up anew. The skill and fortitude of the Scandinavian peoples to resist and incapacitate their Soviet enemy wherever they were encountered was not lost on their occupiers' psyche either, where lone or small groups of Soviet soldiers were murdered, scalped or mutilated in some other unimaginable way, and hung up for display, where they would be visible to the Soviets in control of those areas. The reprisals were terrible and finally a stalemate was achieved. And during this stalemate, both sides made their plans and sought ways to gain the upper hand over the other. There is a cold hard winter coming ahead, but the warmth and light of spring is never far behind the coldest darkest night of winter...

Diary of Burt Post Sept. 17th, 1946

Sales increased again. People are buying paper like never before. Just read an article that the population in the US will reach 165 million by 1990 and then decline. Came from the census bureau. They must know if anyone. I wonder why it would decline?

You know the fighting in Europe sure doesn't make the news as much as WWII. I guess we're all tired of it. Bad attitude to take if you ask me. Those Reds are more of a threat than the German's I think but then again maybe not. It could just be another way of running a government. I don't suppose I could get a copy of that Marx guys writing in this day and age. They probably have censored all that kind of thinking. Capitalism has been good to me since there were some limits put on it by the unions and Teddy Roosevelt. No more Robber Barons for us. Those days are over. Thank God the unions are too strong for that to happen again. Some people call the unions communist. Well if that's so then that kind of communism is what we need. I heard that deaths in the coal mines were down again this year and child labor laws are a god send.

Senator Taft and a congressman named Hartley are trying to pass a bill that would greatly curtail the unions. Sounds pretty draconian to me. I guess Truman is fighting against it and calls it a threat to freedom of speech. This will be a battle to watch.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The smell of ozone was a pungent reminder of all the electronic equipment placed around the map room. Teletypes and radios gave off that distinctive smell. It reminded some of the younger officers of their electric toy trains. Before the war they were popular although you had to be rich to own one. Many of the younger officers in the room were from wealthy families. Families that made sure they were in the command structure and not on the frontline. Being rich has it's privileges even in America.

The lighting in the room was subdued to remind those gathered around that it was 0424 hours outside but in Europe it was mid-morning and that's what mattered in this enclosed enclave of the brain trust of the US military. General Eisenhower was back for a rare meeting with Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Generals gathered around the large map of the Pyrenees Region of Europe were contemplating their next move. Ironically each was suspicious that there was a mole amongst them when in reality there wasn't. Each was guarded with their true thoughts and the meeting was rather stiff and heavy with non-committal and laced with short, stiff questions and answers. Individually they knew that they personally were not spies but the word from the FBI and other sources pointed to a spy in their mists. Each had known each other for years and therefore could not imagine anyone of them being the mole but the evidence was overwhelming. Someone at the highest level was leaking information to the Communists and that information was getting to Stalin. 

Little did they know that each and every one of them was innocent and the real spy was a janitor who had a photographic memory. One look and it was etched in his brain forever. When he got back to his low rent apartment he simply wrote down what he saw and heard that day. He also copied the maps from memory. Just a glance and he had every detail ready to reproduce the most intricate maps. It was an amazing genetic skill that had made him quite a bit of money. That's why he did it. He didn't care about capitalism or communism. All he cared about was that the army paid a barely livable wage but the guy with the heavy accent paid him in gold for his days work. He had almost $3000 in gold hidden and could soon have enough to start that camera store he had been dreaming about ever since he got his first Brownie camera. That was before his father died and then his mother had to sell the camera to get food on the table. The foreign guy has warned him not to spend any of the money under threat of death. 

Maybe he was leaning towards communism. I bet they didn't let their children starve just because their father died in an industrial accident. His mother was helpless when his sister took ill. A simple dose of medicine would have saved her but there was no money in the house and she had died. Yes I guess he could see the advantages of communism. Everyone was supposed to be equal and took care of each other. He was sure his mother would have been a communist but she died when he was 16. He avoided the orphanage and somehow stayed alive in Washington D.C. getting a lucky break by being in the right place at the right time for once in his life.

The generals knew nothing of this and were discussing the situation in Spain.

"We need to shore up the line near Ripoll. They can't hold much past next month and have to be relieved. I suggest that we make a lot of hype and hoopla and send in the Big Red One. That will get the attention of the Reds and convince them that we mean business in Spain and that they had better double down."

" It's probably over kill Bill but I agree. It will show the Brits and Spanish that we mean business as well as the Reds. It will be a good moral booster and will keep everyone's attention on the Pyrenees Line instead of elsewhere."

"Ed write an order for me to sign promoting Frank Milburn back to Corps Command and promote George Taylor to take over the 1st Division. Give him another star along with that promotion."

"You mean Taylor from the 16th Regiment? The one with the great quote from D-Day?"

"That would be him. Play it up in the press. One of America's greatest heroes is being sent to Spain to stem the Red Army etc. Play up his quote to about "there being only two kinds of people on the beach. The dead and the about to die." or whatever he said and let's make some hay with his promotion and being sent to Spain. We want the Reds attention fixed on the Pyrenees and not looking over their shoulder. We'll pull the Big Red One out after the first amphibious assault and use them for a later operation but for right now we need them and their notoriety in Spain."

Luckily for all involved the janitor was not working that night and did not hear or see anything relating to future operations outside of Spain. The secret was safe for now.

Diary of Burt Post Sept. 16th.

Just heard about the forth major airline crash in just a couple of days. 23 people killed in this one somewhere in Africa. Gambia I think. The only reason I notice was that I have to fly to New York after taking the train to Chicago. I rather keep my feet on the ground thank you but the boss says I can 't take the time to take the train all the way. I wonder what can be so urgent that you can't take a train? Things are sure speeding up these days. Thanks goodness I don't have to fly until next week. It gives me time to break the news to Maxine.

I decided to start running for exercise and to keep in shape. People where looking at me like I was crazy so I tell them I'm training. I don't say what for but I assume they are thinking boxing. It really helped to clear my mind. Brought back memories of running the 2 mile in college without the vomiting at the end.

We got together with the Brown Outs as usual. Once a month without fail we meet at one of the groups house's. Last night it was the McKees. Fun, food and games is the order of the day. Maxine's Mom baby sat. Nice having family only a few miles away. Great bunch of friends the Brown Outs. We got out name from meeting during the war. Since Wisconsin was far from the action we had brown outs instead of black outs. I suppose they'll have to start that foolishness again even though the Soviets don't have a navy like the Japs.

Intelligence in WWIII 1946
Intelligence Summary by Ranger Elite

Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoeter's Office
Temporary CIA Headquarters
Langley, Virginia

With the two new shiny stars resting upon his newly braided epaulettes, Rear Admiral Hillenkoeter reviewed all the reports, making the decisions as to what gets forwarded to General Donovan, and what he handles himself. So many operations to review, and yet he has the dreadful feeling that it is not enough, and that it will never be enough , especially against the superbly trained and extremely professional intelligence apparatus of the Soviet Union. But it was his job to find a weakness in their spy game, and to brutally and fatally exploit it.

And as such, he believes that he has finally found it: there are half a dozen lower-level aides working Truman's White House, that were hold-overs from the Roosevelt Administration, that were identified as being present while sensitive information was being exchanged or presented, or otherwise transferred. Instead of arresting these suspected spies right away, they were given false information to relay, then they observed Soviet actions to see if this information had been capitalized upon. Once it was, and all the spies had been confirmed, the weakest ones were quietly brought in for questioning and “turned”, made double-agents working on behalf of the CIA, while the rest were allowed to continue their activities, albeit under strict covert surveillance. He's been working on false information to feed these White House aides to pass on to the Soviets to conceal the real operations that they are working on. As for rooting out the communists among their own ranks, work has been slow and steady, and a new National Clandestine Service, meant to replace the Jedburgh teams, was almost in place.

As far as the other operations are concerned, there has been no word from Clark and Chavez about Otto Skorzeny's irregulars (the pretense of calling them regular military forces has been dispensed with, as there is no longer a German Army to represent, and the fact that the Geneva Convention is being roundly ignored by all sides). All the training that they received at the “black” military camp outside of Reykjavik, Iceland, and nothing to show for it, thus far. It was all that Hillenkoeter could do to keep himself from ordering an assassination on Otto Skorzeny, and his lieutenants, but Skorzeny knew anyway, that while he was in the employment of the CIA, the Malmédy incident during the Battle of the Bulge was not forgiven, and he would answer for that. Skorzeny truly had nothing to lose. As for the China-Southeast Asia operations, he had a vague knowledge of the goings-on, but nothing specific, and all of those communications were handled through General Donovan's radio operator, for General Donovan's ears only. Apparently, Wild Bill wants Colonel Archimedes Patti promoted to General-rank, to be his personal envoy to the new Chinese President, Sun Li-jen, and the transitional Chinese government.

Apparently, Sun and his new government have progressed in their house-cleaning far faster than his own sources had initially estimated, and had pushed their cordon against the communists further north than it had been as the result of an on-going campaign. It is rumored that Sun has even fractured the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, by appealing to certain leaders' better natures and sense of  patriotism. Hillenkoeter couldn't help but be impressed by this man's political acumen and sense of patriotism. Perhaps
it is a result of his American higher education, and he smiled at that thought.

He knew that even though Sun Li-jen was American-educated, the man was thoroughly Chinese, and his government would have to be completely respected. The prejudices of the past could no longer be tolerated. He would advise this to all who would listen.

In the Asian-Pacific Theater, events in Indochina appear to be moving at an accelerated pace, as Trinh Minh Thé's Vietnamese National Army is growing exponentially, and posing a great military and political threat to Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh fighters in the North. Trinh Minh Thé's aggressive campaign against them is making headway, especially in the area around Hue, the ancestral imperial capital of Viet Nam. Similarly, Prince Sihanouk's forces in Cambodia are making similar progress against a faction of the Viet Minh called the “Red Khmer Front”.

On the subject of the Philippines Islands, the handover to home rule and the independence of the Republic of the Philippines Islands became official on 4 July 1946, as previously scheduled, with Manuel Roxas being inaugurated as
the Republic's first president. Initially, the handover of power was to include a complete withdrawal of all U.S. ground forces from the Republic, but in light of the new war, Roxas sought assurances that his country, being a strategic gateway to the rich resources of the East Indies, would not be invaded again. Roxas wanted his brave, but under-equipped and poorly-led, army to be trained to the same high standards of the American Army that liberated his nation just last year. So, to this end, Roxas asked the Filipino Senate to amend the terms of the status of forces treaty that they had ratified before the handover to include bases for U.S. ground forces and a training mission to be accepted to train the Filipino Army to be a world-class military. As if to punctuate the need for continued U.S. involvement in the Philippines, four large bombs went off the night of the inauguration, two in Manila, two in Quezon City, all planted and exploded by the indigenous communist group, the Hukbalahaps (“Huks” for short). Combined Filipino-U.S. Operations continue to hunt them down and kill or capture their fighters. Hillenkoeter raised his brow at this.

The next items he perused concerned Japan and Korea. SCAP (Supreme Commander, Allied Powers), General of the Army, Walter Krueger, reports that Operation Musashi was proceeding apace, with four new Japanese self-defense battalions being declared fully-trained every three months, with twelve fully-trained, fully equipped battalions spread out among the main islands, especially in target areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Sapporo. There are some U.S. battalions detached to act as HQ battalions, but the majority are the newly trained and armed Koreans, and there has been some friction between the Koreans and the Japanese, due to their recent history. He hopes that these animosities subside over time. In the meanwhile, Krueger will have a talk with the Korean commander in Japan about curbing his troops' 'enthusiasm'. Training and rotation of Korean ground, air and sea forces is actually proceeding ahead of schedule, with Korean troops taking the lead in their own defense, south of the demarcation
line at 38° North Latitude, with minimal U.S. supervision.

Turning his attention to Southern Europe, he already knew how treacherous the situation was along the Pyrenees Line, where there were no less than seven Soviet breakthroughs, all beaten back by unified NATO forces, only at great cost. The controversial decision of the NATO commander in Spain to use escaped German Nazi-SS partisan hunters to pacify the resurgent Spanish communist republicans perplexed him, somewhat, but he probably would have made the same call, had he been in that very same position, given Eisenhower's tacit approval of the tactic. Perhaps, this was Eisenhower's way of ridding himself of these troublesome hardcore Nazis by throwing them into the breach against the hardcore communist Spaniards to free up troops for the frontlines. Increasingly, those frontline positions are being filled British and Continental troops, mostly the raw Spanish troops, with a sprinkling of seasoned veterans of the civil war and Blue Division volunteers. However, with more time on the line, you notice the quality of the military training steadily increasing, the troops becoming more proficient in repelling attacks  by the judicious use of artillery and sniping their officers and NCO's, effectively killing their leadership and breaking up assaults. Things still look dire there, but are starting to look up as the situation stabilizes.

As for the rest of southern Europe, the greatest boost to Allied morale was docking in Barcelona of an entire Italian fleet battlegroup, with the Italian Royal Family aboard, minus the King, Vittorio Emanuele III, who was already in poor health, and died of natural causes, while in transit. His son, Crown Prince Umberto, was hastily crowned King Umberto II aboard the flagship of the rebel battlegroup, the battleship Giulio Cesare. They have already established, with the blessing of Dictator Franco, a government in exile, in Barcelona, and have already begun combat operations against the meager Soviet naval forces that were able to transit the Straits of Bosporus into the Mediterranean Sea, before Turkey closed the Straits to all Soviet shipping.

The new Italian monarch is taking to the radio waves to exhort his countrymen to resist the communists in their country, as they resisted the fascisti that led their kingdom down ruination's path. He plead for the armed forces to follow the shining example of Fleet Captain Giambruglia, who brought most his family safely to Spain. That situation remains fluid and he will be keeping tabs on it, and the new Social Republic of Italy's relations with the Vatican, as they have demanded that the Vatican surrender it's territory to Italian forces and renunciation of their claims to Papal independence from the Italian Republic.

The situation in Greece is very precarious, thought Hillenkoeter. He deduced from the intelligence coming out of Athens and Piræus, that the Greek communist guerrillas were getting stronger and were beginning to openly engage Royal Greek army units. They were highly successful at it, so much so that soldiers were defecting en masse to the communist fighters, lured by the blanket amnesty offered by the Hellenic Communist Party to military members as “protectors of the people”. Hillenkoeter thought it was all just so much bullshit. In his opinion, most communist party organizations, from his studies, were comprised of mostly malcontents, people who agitated others for their own amusement and profit, and naked power-seekers who hide behind the “dialectic of the proletariat”.

Archbishop Damaskinos, who has been the regent in Greece since 1944, has finally returned power to King George II, and the people have failed to rally around him, possibly due to communist agitators infiltrating from Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, though there is no proof of that as of yet. The king's new Prime Minister, Panigiotis Poulitsas, has been trying to find an accommodation with the communists, but they refuse to negotiate, stating that they will only be satisfied when the king abdicates the Greek throne and a “people's republic” is established.

The situation is similar in Romania, where the communists hold the real power, and King Michael remains on his throne, but only as a figurehead monarch, and only for as long as they allow him to remain. Contingencies are being drawn up to save these monarchs, to form governments-in-exile, in much the same way that the Italian Monarchy has done. Hillenkoeter was no real fan of the monarchical system of governance, but these would have to do, if they were truly committed to having free and democratic governments in their kingdoms. Having concluded a secret treaty with Turkey, Hillenkoeter thought it was important the treaty remain so. He thought it was a good idea to maintain good relations with the Greeks, but the Turks are increasingly insisting that the treaty be made public, and ratification of Turkey's membership into NATO be fast-tracked immediately. He feared that powers-that-be would buckle under to Turkish demands, in a quest to garner more and stronger allies for this war.

Now, as for the final stack of papers on his desk... This new phenomenon of what was being called “the Air Force of the Free Republic of Russia” of just simply, the Free Russian Air Force, being mostly Russian in name only, looking a lot like the French Foreign Legion, but very competent in what they do. They've just been attached to the USAAF's 5th Air Force, and every man in that Air Force has developed a very high professional opinion of the Free Russian Air Force and its commander, “General” Yevgeny Sergeyevich Rushenko, whom the Soviets have labeled as a “traitor” and “fascist warmonger criminal” and other indecipherable epithets that Hillenkoeter smiled at. Damned if he didn't already like this man. Anyone who could get the Soviets apoplectic like this could be very useful ally, and allies need to be helped, as best as they can be. To that end, he was attempting to work a deal out with the Army Air Forces for the transfer of 100 P-38J Lightning and 100 P-51D Mustang fighter aircraft, along with 20 P-61G Black Widow and 20 of the new P-82 Twin Mustang night-fighter aircraft, along with trainers and advisors, but he is being told at every turn that it would not be possible right away, soonest possible time being in late summer of 1947. Hillenkoeter thought it was such a shame that the Army Air Forces would not have the resources to spare, until war production was brought back up. It would have been the perfect stop-gap measure to allow President Sun Li-jen to properly rebuild the Chinese Air Force, from scratch.

In another report, intelligence shared by British MI-6 indicates that the situation is becoming untenable for the British in India. More strikes are being held every day and leadership of India's leading pro-independence movement, The Indian Congress Party, who previously absorbed the Awami League under their coalition, has been handed to a man named Mohandas K. Gandhi, who advocates non-violent civil disobedience as a tool for reform. His followers call him “Mahatma”, roughly translated as “holy one” and Mr. Gandhi has already publicly stated that an independent India would not join this war unless attacked by one side, or the other. It appears that Gouvernor-General and Viceroy of the British Indian Empire, Viscount Wavell, has effectively lost control of the colony and is petitioning Prime Minister Attlee for a complete withdrawal of  all British forces from the Indian subcontinent and Ceylon, and a plebiscite on Independence, in both territories. Hillenkoeter thought this was a very good idea. He knew that the sun was setting on the British Empire, and it would either have to let go, or collapse underneath its own weight. He knew that it would be better this way, to cut them loose peacefully and maintain amicable relations, perhaps even good military relations, because the alternative was absolutely not a pleasant prospect to ponder.

In the last of the reports, were communiqués from Iran, where the Shah, Mohamed Reza Pahlavi, has sent in troops to re-occupy Azeri and Kurdish territories that have been screaming again for their independence, largely agitated by the Soviet surrogates of the Tudeh, the Iranian Communist Party. The Shah plans on crushing this revolt by force, not a very effective way of doing things. From Iraq, King Faisal II is taking aid from the United States, but is, in some cases, doubling, even tripling, the price of the crude oil they were selling, advising the Saudi king to do the same.

But the most troubling news was coming out of the British mandate territory of Palestine, where Arabs, exhorted by the deposed and exiled Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammed al-Amin al-Husseini, from Cairo, are wantonly and willfully killing Jewish residents and immigrant settlers, so much so, that the Jews were not waiting for the British forces to act on their behalf, instead forming their own militias to defend themselves and importing arms from everyone who will sell to them. Additionally, the Jewish Agency in Geneva, and other Jewish refugee organizations are hastening “Aaliyah” fleets of tramp freighters and passenger ships (if they can charitably be called that) departing for Palestine (Israel, to these displaced people or refugees), and local Jewish owned and run machine shops and blacksmithies in Palestine are turning out surprisingly good copies of the Sten gun to arm their militias with. Hillenkoeter was surprised that the Soviets were allowing this mass migration to happen without action. His first thought would have been to look for NKVD action against this, but there was none reported.

Finally, the last reports are of the North African territories, who are solidly behind NATO, in fighting against the Communists, as they are diametrically opposed to their atheism. No further details were available, until he could get eyes and ears on the ground there.

Hillenkoeter rubbed his eyes, then proceeded to look at the clock, which read quarter past one, in the afternoon. Where did the time go? He gathered all his notes for his secretary to type up and submit his report to the Director of Central Intelligence, Hoping that he takes his recommendations...