West Germany: In from the Cold

The most wanted man in West Germany for the past 20 years has been Reinhard Gehlen, the shadowy chief of West German intelligence, whom the Communists honored with a standing offer of $250,000 to anyone who could kill him. An assassin almost collected in 1953, but the bullet-resistant glass in Gehlen's Mercedes deflected the revolver slugs. That was the closest the Communists came, for Gehlen was a furtive quarry. He allowed no pictures to be taken (the only postwar photograph of him was a sneak shot taken in 1957), traveled under aliases,...