Paul Nitze

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Person.png Paul Nitze   NNDB Powerbase SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(financier, propagandist, deep politician)
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BornPaul Henry Nitze
Amherst, Massachusetts
Died2004-10-19 (Age 97)
Washington DC
Alma materHarvard University
SpousePhyllis Pratt
Founder ofCommittee to Maintain a Prudent Defence Policy, Task Force 157
Member ofCommittee on the Present Danger/Members, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Team B, The Georgetown Set
Victim ofpermanent war mentality
US deep politician, hawkish United States Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Employment.png United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

In office
July 1, 1967 - January 20, 1969
BossClark Clifford
Preceded byCyrus Vance

Employment.png United States Secretary of the Navy

In office
November 29, 1963 - June 30, 1967

Employment.png US/Director of Policy Planning Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 1, 1950 - May 28, 1953
Succeeded byRobert R. Bowie

Paul Nitze was a US deep politician and "cold warrior".[1] He attended the first Bilderberg meeting in 1954 and 8 further Bilderberg meetings.


Author Burton Hersh has said that Nitze was one of two people who met quarterly in Frank Wisner’s office to select the missions that would be approved for The Office of Policy Coordination, the CIA’s early covert operations group.

Deep State

Paul Nitze attended the first Bilderberg meeting in 1954.

Vietnam War

Nitze was a key planner of the Vietnam War, and William Bundy assisted him in this role.[citation needed]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/195429 May 195431 May 1954Netherlands
Hotel Bilderberg
The first Bilderberg meeting, attended by 68 men from Europe and the US, including 20 businessmen, 25 politicians, 5 financiers & 4 academics.
Bilderberg/1955 March18 March 195520 March 1955France
The second Bilderberg meeting, held in France. Just 42 guests, fewer than any other.
Bilderberg/1955 September23 September 195525 September 1955Germany
The third Bilderberg, in West Germany. The subject of a report by Der Spiegel which inspired a heavy blackout of subsequent meetings.
Bilderberg/195611 May 195613 May 1956Denmark
The 4th Bilderberg meeting, with 147 guests, in contrast to the generally smaller meetings of the 1950s. Has two Bilderberg meetings in the years before and after
Bilderberg/1957 February15 February 195717 February 1957US
St Simons Island
Georgia (State)
The earliest ever Bilderberg in the year, number 5, was also first one outside Europe.
Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 19576 October 1957Italy
The 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.
Bilderberg/195813 September 195815 September 1958United Kingdom
The 7th Bilderberg and the first one in the UK. 72 guests
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
The 10th Bilderberg, the first in Canada and the 2nd outside Europe.
Bilderberg/196329 March 196331 March 1963France
Hotel Martinez
The 12th Bilderberg meeting and the second one in France.
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