Title

Pawns and Powerbrokers: OSS and the Yugoslav Resistance During the Second World War

Date of Award

1980

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

History

First Advisor

Kenneth McCarty

Advisor Department

History

Abstract

With the signing of Executive Order 9182 on June 13, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Office of Strategic Services and thus launched America into the murky waters of international espionage. Born out of necessities of war, OSS was the brainchild of Colonel, later Brigadier