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Darlan

Jean Louis Xavier Fran?ois . 1881--1942, French admiral and member of the Vichy government. He cooperated with the Allies after their invasion of North Africa; assassinated
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In the World War II heyday of the CIA's forerunner, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), assassination was a much more palatable, and even practical, method for dealing with the Nazis and their collaborators; a convincing case can be made, for example, that if the OSS hadn't taken out Vichy's Admiral Jean Francois Darlan, the Allies never would have gotten a foothold in North Africa.
Understanding British anxieties, firm assurances had been given by the Fleet Commander in Chief, Admiral Francois Darlan, both verbally and in official statements, that the ships would never be allowed to fall into Axis hands.