In: Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung 2013. Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, pp. 153-168.
In the period 1947 to 1963 a secret Danish intelligence organization called »The Firm« operated in Denmark with ties to both Western and Eastern Europe. The main focus was the struggle against the local communists in which the Firm engaged on all levels, besides that the organization had ties to the highest political circles as well as to the intelligence community. The members of the Firm analyzed the Danish communist newspaper and delivered the results to the Danish Foreign Ministry and the US Embassy. In the same way and for the same reasons Soviet newspapers were read. For almost seven years the Firm bugged the vice-chairman of the Danish Communist Party in his own apartment and it also started a secret newspaper campaign in an attempt the create a split of the communist party. The split came in the fall of 1958 leading to the exclusion of party chairman Aksel Larsen. The excluded chairman was then recruited as a CIA agent/contact in 1958. The Firm was dissolved in 1963 after a new generation of politicians no longer wanted to be held responsible for the Firm and its activities.