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The Egyptian project had been initiated by two internationally known scientists, Eugen Sänger and Wolfgang Pilz. During the war, they had played key roles at Peenemünde Army Research Center. In 1954, they joined the Research Institute of Jet Propulsion Physics, in Stuttgart. Sänger headed this prestigious body. Pilz and two other veteran Wehrmacht specialists, Paul Goercke and Heinz Krug, were heads of departments. But this group, feeling underemployed and underutilized in postwar West Germany, approached the Egyptian regime in 1959 and offered to recruit and lead a group of scientists to develop long-range surface-to-surface rockets. Nasser readily agreed and appointed one of his closest military advisers, General ’Isam al-Din Mahmoud Khalil, former director of air force intelligence and the chief of the Egyptian army’s research and development, to coordinate the program. Khalil set up a compartmentalized system, separate from the rest of the Egyptian army, … [Read more...] about The Secret History of Israel’s War Against Hitler’s Scientists
The case, Talbot v. Seeman, which came to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1801, was remarkable in several ways. First, it revealed the growing split between America’s emerging political parties. The case was argued in the appellate court by two archenemies: Federalist Alexander Hamilton, whose party sought war with France, for Talbot; and for Seeman, Aaron Burr, a Republican whose party wanted to avoid foreign alliances and defend neutral shipping. … [Read more...] about Constitutional Dilemma: The Power to Declare War Is Deeply Rooted in American History
On the Pacific front, the Japanese representative who signed the surrender documents on the battleship Missouri was Mamoru Shigemitsu, a lawyer and diplomat who had tried to avert the conflict with the United States in 1941. One of Shaw’s favorite episodes is the story of “the Monuments Men,” some of them lawyers, who went in with—and sometimes ahead of—American troops in Europe with the mission of finding and preserving cultural assets before they could be destroyed. “They snuck behind enemy lines to find and then hide the art so they could safeguard and then return it” once the war ended, Shaw says. A film based on the exploits of the Monuments Men starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett is scheduled to be released in 2014. … [Read more...] about Key battles of WWII were fought in courtrooms and legislatures, shows new ABA book