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the Paladin Group was also mentioned in the Skorzeny biography of Stuart Smith "The devil's disciple" on the pages 313 - 314 and 319.
There are the same names and organizations mentioned like in the article below; South-African BOSS, French OAS , the Greek military junta, Col. Muammar Gaddafi, the Marxist Wadi Haddad, the Spanish Intelligence and Security services and their opponents of the Basque ETA:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.warhis ... b.html/amp
It is interesting that the article highlights the who-is-who of European's facist scene with Junio Borghese of Decima MAS and Stefano Della Chaie and that a French Paratrooper officer was possibly the backbone of Skorzeny's mercenary business.
I have checked the CIA archive for PALADIN but haven't found anything specific. Maybe you can find something more concrete in the Skorzeny files:
Maybe you can also type in the names of former Skorzeny comrades like Werner Göttsch and have a look if the CIA had linked them with Skorzeny's post-war business activities and political adventures. Göttsch was helpful to Skorzeny while he was in Spain.
I think it is like in most cases with Skorzeny. There are a lot of rumors and well-placed stories with some proofable facts but the truth is safeguarded by bodyguards of lies.