THE HISTORY OF THE CIC

 

MISSION

The mission of the CIC was the detection, neutralization and or destruction of espionage, sedition and sabotage against the US Army. High standards were set for individuals selected for CIC service. The  IQ  requisite minimum score was 120 and persons selected were investigated for impeccable backgrounds based on loyalty, integrity and discretion.

The demands on the FBI were so great during World War II that an agreement was reached whereby the CIC would handle all security matters pertaining to the US Army exclusively. Thus “America’s Secret Army”, “Spy Catchers”, ‘Spooks” or “Silent Warriors” was launched with thousands of operative Special Agents spread worldwide. To accomplish their CIC missions they often operated in civilian clothes rather than military uniforms and had false undercover identification and concealed weapons when necessary.

Although Military Intelligence dates back to George Washington’s time and the Revolutionary War, and was active again in World War I, it was virtually abandoned at the close of that war. With the onset of World War II, Military Intelligence and Counter Intelligence were quickly reactivated and professionalized. Initially came theCorps of Intelligence Police (CIP) . The (CIP) was later renamed and redirected into the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) on January 1, 1942.

CIC was heavily involved in the security of the Atomic Bomb development and the Normandy Invasion among others. At the end of World War II CIC personnel  were successful in an operation called “Paper Clip” that obtained German Rocket Scientists for America before the Soviets took them. This action aided in the success of our rocket development program and resultant  adventure into space. CIC  actively continued positive and counter intelligence activities in the Cold War, Korean War and Vietnam War. Their successful missions are legendary in protecting America against its enemies.


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"CIC Records:

A valuable tool for researchers"
For our english fluent historians thats a invaluable gift for research. That very file was online a short time under the Freedom of Information Act. But since Obama took office that file mystically disappeared.                      Continue »

My Father at the CIC

An incredibly elegant, eloquent, multilingual as well as extremely charming gentleman with wild tales from WWII and its aftermath. A tough ‘third man’ in the extreme Cold War which took place in post-war Vienna. It has been told that my fathers post-war duty was the basic idea to the movie script to Graham Greenes film-epos ’Der III Mann’
(’The third Man’). 

My father, the last true gentlemen, representing a equisite, elegant, now bygone century, has passed away...

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US Strategy – Synopsis

soon to come

The majority of documents concerning the military / political strategy regarding the "Austrian theater" from the long-term aims of the US Administration are not yet released under the "Freedom of Information Act". Nevertheless we will, as we have our own solid recourses, soon be able to provide a historically and scientifically sound evaluation here.