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“Operation Paperclip” (some of whose members are pictured above) was an ultra-secret program of the U.S. federal government, in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians were forcibly recruited after the end of World War II from their home country and taken to the U.S. for government employment. Many were former members of the Nazi Party. The primary purpose of Operation Paperclip was to achieve U.S. military advantage in the Soviet–American Cold War and the Space Race. And it now appears clear that some of these captured scientists applied their technical skills in examining the debris of the extraterrestrial craft found fallen near Roswell in 1947. The men who inspected and evaluated the alien wreckage included Wernher von Braun and his close colleague Dr. Ernst Steinhoff (whose son and friend reveal much for the first time). And the suspected manager of these Roswell-involved scientists has been identified and is named here.

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