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

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

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The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top-secret military research agency
Title
The Pentagon's brain
Title remainder
an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top-secret military research agency
Statement of responsibility
Annie Jacobsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From DARPA's earliest defensive advances to hundreds of ongoing programs, Jacobsen exposes both sides of the DARPA coin: the fantastic technological advances from which we all benefit, and the darker side drawn up in a race for military supremacy. Based on information from inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos, The Pentagon's Brain reads like science fiction but is absolutely true, a groundbreaking look behind the scenes at the clandestine intersection of science and the American military
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YDXCP
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Jacobsen, Annie
Dewey number
355/.070973
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Science and state
  • Military research
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The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top-secret military research agency, Annie Jacobsen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-536) and index
Contents
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
Control code
sky276359657
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316371766
Lccn
2015941909
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top-secret military research agency, Annie Jacobsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-536) and index
Contents
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
Control code
sky276359657
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316371766
Lccn
2015941909
Other physical details
illustrations

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