William Kelly Posted March 25, 2009 Share Posted March 25, 2009 For those who are curious, Pash's testimony before the Church Committee makes for some interesting reading.James Yes James, I recently came across it and will post a link to it if I can find it again. There's also a mention of a newspaper article, I think that E. Howard Hunt calls Pash the head of an assassin's unit. BK http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=5 http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf300002fn http://www.universityofmilitaryintelligenc...ments/MPASH.pdf http://www.manuscriptservice.com/FFiDP-2/ Boris Pash is relatively unknown in the wider community, but his status amongst the multitude of intelligence divisions is legendary. He was a security officer for the Manhattan Project and a leader of the ALSOS mission which was tasked to monitor the progress of nuclear weapons, to secure atomic material and to capture scientists working on the Nazi atomic project. Post-WW2, Pash served in various military intelligence positions; from 1948 to 1951, he was the military representative to the CIA. One of the creatures created by the CIA was a unit called the Health Alteration Committee, which was directed by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb and Boris Pash. This group conducted experiments with mind-altering drugs, lethal viruses and exotic poisons that could kill without detection. In an interview with the New York Times in 1975, E. Howard Hunt claimed that the head of the CIA assassination unit was Boris Pash. <H3 id=siteSub>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Pash</H3>Boris T. Pash (1900–1995) was a US Army officer. He was born in San Francisco, California, on June 20, 1900. His father was Rev. Theodore Pashkovsky (would become Most Reverend Metropolitan Theophilus from 1934-1950), a Russian Orthodox priest who had been sent to California by the Church in 1894. Because his father had been recalled to Russia, the entire family returned to Russia in 1912. Boris attended Seminary school and graduated in 1917. During the Russian Revolution, he served in the White Russian navy. In 1920, he married Lydia Ivanov, and chose to return to the United States when the Bolshevik consolidation of power became apparent. He was able to secure employment with the YMCA in Berlin [Germany] where his son (Edgar Constantine Boris Pashkovsky; aka Edgar C.B. Pash) was born on June 14, 1921. Upon returning to the United States with his family, he attended Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he graduated with a B.A. in physical education. It was during this time that he changed the family name from Pashkovsky to Pash. Before World War II, Pash taught at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles. He continued his education, and received an M.A. from the University of Southern California. A reserve officer, he was called to active duty in 1940. He was a security officer for the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and, toward the end of the war, the military leader of the Operation Alsos. Its purpose was to determine how far the Axis had progressed toward developing nuclear weapons, and to secure atomic material and capture the scientists working on the Nazi atomic project. After the war, Pash served in various military intelligence positions. He served under General Douglas MacArthur in Japan (1946-47). From 1948-51, he served as a military representative to the Central Intelligence Agency, and during this time, he was in charge of a controversial CIA program PB/7, also known as Operation Bloodstone which involved recruiting former German officers and diplomats who could be used in the covert war against the Soviet Union. This included former members of the Nazi Party such as Gustav Hilger and Hans von Bittenfield. He also served in Austria (1952-53), and in Washington, D.C. (1953-57) and in 1954, he testified in the Dr. Robert Oppenheimer security investigation. He retired from the Army in 1957. He died on May 11, 1995 in Greenbrae, California. Colonel Pash is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. Goudsmit, Samuel A. (1947). Alsos : The failure in German science. New York: H. Schuman. ISBN 978-1563964152. Groves, Leslie R. (1962). Now It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0306801891. Mahoney, Leo J. (1981). A history of the war department scientific intelligence mission (ALSOS), 1943-1945. Ph.D. Dissertation, Kent State University. Pash, Boris T. (1980). The Alsos Mission. New York: Charter Books. ISBN 978-0441017904. The Alsos Mission Portrait of Col. Boris Pash Annotated bibliography for Boris Pash from the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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