A Double Agent Betrayed


| 5/12/2008 2:43:04 PM



In an article in Damn Interesting, Christopher S. Putnam tells the little-known but highly relevant case of George John Dasch, a German saboteur whose attempted defection during World War II was betrayed by J. Edgar Hoover. Putnam offers a taut narrative, which concludes with the startling revelation of how the Dasch case informs military policy regarding enemy combatants in the "war on terror."