Robert Murphy began his diplomatic career in as a year-old code clerk in Bern, where one of his colleagues at the legation was future CIA Director Allen Dulles. On reaching Algiers, Murphy quickly negotiated an agreement with the Vichy French leader, General Maxime Weygand, for the delivery of much-needed American consumer goods to North Africa, with the deliveries to be monitored by a dozen U. This was the first step in planning Operation Torch.
It was decided that the career Foreign Service could not supply these new officers, whose primary duty was to be gathering intelligence. Instead, the War and Navy Departments were tasked to recruit them.
Hal Vaughan has served as a U. His first book was Dotor to the Renaissance: Vaughan details the mishaps and misunderstandings that led to the one battle in which French and Americans fought each other, despite efforts to have the Allied landings in North Africa go off unopposed.
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Ironically, in the light of the extensive American preparations, only the help of a French admiral who would subsequently be reviled by the American and British press saved the Allies and the French from further casualties. Hal Vaughan's well researched and detailed account gives real meaning to the phrase 'the fog of war.
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Historians are generally suspicious of conspiracy theory, but in this case the author cannot avoid coping with the elements of a vast conspiracy involving wartime North Africa: