In Gerd-Helmut Komossa’s book The German Card: The Hidden Game of the Secret Services, he claims Germany has, until now, been controlled by the United States and its allies, and was even viewed as a possible target. . . . The retired General details a secret pact he alleges was signed in 1949 between Germany and the US, and which will be in force for another 90 years. Komossa says the secret agreement means that all political parties in Germany are supervised by a special Washington-based body, that the country’s army takes part in all NATO missions at first demand and that all German gold reserves are stored in New York.