“New Abwehr” remains a Hypothesis. It was formulated on the basis of the Hapsburg Group report in Mueller Investigation, which provided the third (and defining, “pathognomonic”) criterion (third logical “leg” to stand on): the historical German
AUSTRIA-PHOBIA which in combination with the other two may be “DIAGNOSTIC”. The other two criteria are:
ANTISEMITISM – JUDEOPHOBIA and
HOMOPHOBIA WITH LATENT HOMOSEXUALITY.
Psychodynamically, these are the Reaction Formations: most of the high Abwehr officers, including Canaris, were Jews or part Jews and Gay, and they tended to blame Austria and all things Austrian after the WW2, including Hitler.
The formulation above appears to be a new, novel, “medical” approach in the attempts to recognize, to diagnose the Intelligence Operations and their ultimate Authors, for whom this activity is a High Art, intensely emotionally charged. Ultimately, such attempts at recognitions, identifications and authentications are the “smell test”.
The emotions of Masters – Authors are coded in their Intelligence Operations, their work, activities and views. They provide the clues, tips, and leads for the in-depth, historical Intelligence and the Counterintelligence Investigations.
With the organizations such as Abwehr and the New Abwehr, with their historicism, unique competence and skills, the described above approach may be one of the most productive in the attempts at understanding them and the todays’ security and the political climates.
Generally speaking, I think that this new emerging field of the
Open Source Strategic Intelligence and Counterintelligence Analysis,
should be actively developed, and the publications and the “scientific” (or as much of it) competition within this field should be actively promoted.
It looks like we could get good value for a dollar here, if it is managed well.
Michael Novakhov, M.D.