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German Specialists and Scientists in the United States Under the Protective Custody of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency
This opinion concurred with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s position that the FBI should be provided with the names of German scientists in the custody of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency as part of Operation Paperclip. The OLC agreed that the FBI should be informed of the identities of the scientists and their dependents so that the agency could check any information it had about those individuals in its security files.
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