I am Annie Jacobsen, journalist and author of Operation Paperclip, a book about the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America. AMA!
Hello, Reddit! My name is Annie Jacobsen and I just wrote a book called Operation Paperclip. It’s about the decades-long, covert project that brought more than 1,600 German scientists and their families to the United States after World War II. Many of the people brought to the US as part of the program were Nazi scientists who had been accused of war crimes; some had stood trial at Nuremberg. They were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medicine, and the space program.
I am also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base .
Looking forward to your questions. AMA!
EDIT2: Proofx2! https://twitter.com/littlebrown/status/434395640509239296
EDIT3: Time for me to sign off. Thanks for everyone who joined me in my first Reddit AMA!