Mitchell WerBell

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Scattered Shots

By Kurt Allemeier

A veteran of the Office of Strategic Services, master of marketing, soldier of fortune, Mitchell WerBell was subterfuge and conspiracy personified. He is also the designer of the modern silencer with an early company called Sionics.

Mitchell WerBell was a “wheeler dealer” according to some government documents. He was a mercenary at one time and also ran a counter-terrorism training center, giving the world the Cobray.

WerBell served with the Office of Strategic Services in the China-Burma theatre in World War II before becoming an advertising executive. He decided to become a mercenary of another kind in the 1960s, designing silencers and working to topple foreign governments with involvement across the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Central America. Documents allege WerBell to have been in Dealey Plaza when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and supposedly supplied silencers used by the gunmen in Dallas. That information didn’t come…

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Know Your Cold War History: William Morgan, The American Comandante

William Morgan, The American Comandante

 

If you are a Cold War/Espionage/Guerilla Warfare History buff and have not heard the tale of William Morgan, well you definitely need to watch this documentary.

American Experience, Season 28, Episode 3

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Been Thinking A Lot About Pinochet Lately…

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Know Your Weapons: The M60, A Cold War Classic

M60: Its Purpose, Mechanics, and Development

 

Two scenes come to mind for the venerable M60: The first is one of my favorite childhood movies of all time, First Blood. Watching John Rambo eradicate that town in Washington with that M60 he swiped out of the back of the deuce-and-a-half was pure poetry!

The second was Full Metal Jacket and my bro Animal Mother charging headlong into the breech.