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The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top secret military research agency

Author: Annie Jacobsen
Publisher: New York, NY : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Back Bay trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In this penetrating history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R & D agency, Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of "the Pentagon's brain" from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present. This is the essential book on DARPA--a compelling narrative about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Jacobsen
ISBN: 9780316371667 0316371661
OCLC Number: 927381902
Description: viii, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part I. The Cold War. The evil thing --
War games and computing machines --
Vast weapons systems of the future --
Emergency plans --
Sixteen hundred seconds until doomsday --
Psychological operations --
Part II. The Vietnam War. Techniques and gadgets --
RAND and COIN --
Command and control --
Motivation and morale --
The Jasons enter Vietnam --
The electronic fence --
The end of Vietnam --
Part III. Operations other than war. Rise of the machines --
Star Wars and tank wars --
The Gulf War and operations other than war --
Biological weapons --
Transforming humans for war --
Part IV. The War on Terror. Terror strikes --
Total information awareness --
IED war --
Combat zones that see --
Human terrain --
Part V. Future war. Drone wars --
Brain wars --
The Pentagon's brain.
Other Titles: Uncensored history of DARPA, America's top secret military research agency
Responsibility: Annie Jacobsen.

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The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51  Read more...
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