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Unpublished Paper
Through Adversity, It Became Strong: The Establishment of the OSS, The Opposition It Faced, and Its Overall Success
(2009)
  • Olivia L Blessing
Abstract

Fulfillment of the United States’ need for intelligence research and analysis during World War II came through William Donovan’s leadership of the Coordinator of Information (COI) and its offspring, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), despite the early problems both agencies faced. Donovan and the OSS would later play a major part in the Allies’ victory over Axis forces. By overcoming the bureaucratic and procedural issues at home and abroad, The Office of Strategic Services firmly established itself as a necessary force in the world of information during the war against the Axis.

Keywords
  • Operation,
  • OSS,
  • COI,
  • William Donovan,
  • Donovan,
  • Office of Strategic Services,
  • US History,
  • WWII,
  • Espionage,
  • CIA,
  • American History,
  • Nazi,
  • Sir William Stevenson,
  • SIS,
  • MI5,
  • Churchill
Publication Date
Spring 2009
Citation Information
Olivia L Blessing. "Through Adversity, It Became Strong: The Establishment of the OSS, The Opposition It Faced, and Its Overall Success" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/olivia_blessing/6/