Paul Henze

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(spook, propagandist)
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BornPaul Bernard Henze
DiedMay 19, 2011 (Age 86)
Alma materHarvard University
Member ofAmerican Committee for Peace in Chechnya, Committee for the Free World
Interest ofUğur Mumcu
A cold war propagandist who got into "anti-terrorism" after the fall of the USSR.

Paul Bernard Henze was a CIA station chief in Turkey who assisted Zbigniew Brzezinski in the U.S. National Security Council under President Carter. After his retirement he became a "terrorism" expert and was one of a group of right-wing experts associated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies during the 1980s. [1]


During World War 2 he worked for 3 years.[2] In 1950 he got a Masters degree from Harvard University.

1950 — 1952: US Department of Defense, Foreign Affairs Advisor
1952 — 1958: Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany, original management team member[2]
1969: CIA Chief of Station Ethiopia
1974 - 1977: CIA Chief of Station Turkey
1977 - 1980:CIA representative to the NSC office in the White House [3]
Post 2000 : He was also an adviser to the governments of Turkey, Ethiopia, Georgia and Uzbekistan.[2]

Demonising the Soviet Bloc

According to Edward S. Herman and Frank Brodhead, Henze was one of the peddlers of a conspiracy theory attributing the attempted assassination of John Paul II to the Bulgarian secret service. along with the journalist Claire Sterling and the neoconservative Michael Ledeen. Herman and Brodhead write that: 'The most important investigative work — or, we should say, creative writing — in establishing the hypothesis of the Bulgarian Connection was done by Claire Sterling, Paul Henze, and Michael Ledeen.' [4]


Contact, References and Resources


List of RAND Corporation publications (Accessed: 16 January 2007)


  • Paul B. Henze, International Terrorism and the Drug Connection, Ankara - University Press, 1984.
  • Paul B. Henze, The Plot to Kill the Pope, Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 0684183579, 1985.


  1. see Center for Strategic and International Studies, extract from The "Terrorism" Industry
  2. a b c
  3. Edward S. Herman and Frank Brodhead, The Rise and Fall of the Bulgarian Connection, Sheridan Square Publications, May 1986, p. 146.
  4. Edward S. Herman and Frank Brodhead, The Rise and Fall of the Bulgarian Connection, Sheridan Square Publications, May 1986.