Political Warfare Timeline 1944
Notes towards a chronology of the modern history of covert action with particular reference to the role of the Lovestoneite movement.
- Dispute over Communist participation in the American Labor Party sees hardline anti-communists led by David Dubinsky defeated by Sidney Hillman, who believes that Communist support will help swing New York state for the Roosevelt presidential campaign. As a result Dubinsky forms the Liberal Party of New York which will campaign for Roosevelt separately.
- Earl Browder dissolves the Communist Party USA in favour of the Communist Political Association.
- Serafino Romualdi joins the OSS.
- Council for a Democratic Germany founded by German emigrés in New York.
- William Casey appointed director of the London office of the OSS Secret Intelligence Branch. Joseph Gould joins the office's labor section.
- Serafino Romualdi sent to Italy as a Major in the OSS working with Max Corvo and Vincent Scamporino.
- 20 - SHAEF approves OSS FAUST plan to send agents to make contact with underground labour groups in Germany.
- "Late August" - Joseph Gould recruits a number of German socialist exiles in London, in an operation that appears to have been penetrated by Soviet intelligence.
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- John E. Vargo, End of the Line for the New York Liberal Party?, liberalparty.org, accessed 25 January 2012.
- Ted Morgan, A Covert Life - Jay Lovestone: Communist, Anti-Communist and Spymaster, Random House, 1999, p.147.
- Guide to the Serafino Romualdi Papers, 1936-1967, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Thomas Adam, Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, ABC-CLIO, 2005, p.262.
- Jonathan S. Gould, The OSS and the London “Free Germans”, Studies in Intelligence - VOL. 46, NO. 1, 2002, Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA.
- Richard Harris Smith, OSS: The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency, Globe Pequot, 2006, p.97.