Operation Paperclip was a secret program carried out by the United States secret services in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians were recruited in Nazi-Germany and taken to the U.S. for government employment. The operation took place after World War 2, primary between 1945 and 1959, and also marked the beginning of the Cold War, as the Soviet Union were also recruiting German scientists during Operation Osoaviakhim. The primary purpose for Operation Paperclip was also military advantage for the Americans in the Cold War and the Space Race against the Soviets. The first purpose of the program, however, was said "to assist in shortening the Japanese war and to aid our postwar military research”.
Just after the beginning of Project Paperclip, on January 27th, 1946, many former Group 935 scientists, among who is Dr. Schuster, are recruited in suboperation of Operation Paperclip named Operation Stapler, in an effort to replicate their work with Element 115. The initial laboratory of these scientists is located beneath the Pentagon, but eventually a number of projects are transferred to Groom Lake, Nevada. The scientists begin experiments with the undead and construct their own prototype of the Matter Transference Device and wonderweapons, such as the Winter’s Howl. Experimentation with the toxic nerve gas Nova-6 is also applied in the Pentagon laboratory. The recruiting of Group 935 scientists and the experiments they did eventually led to the creation of Broken Arrow.