The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

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Little, Brown, Sep 15, 2015 - History - 560 pages
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A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain," from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

This is the book on DARPA--a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.
 

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The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency

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Journalist Jacobsen (Operation Paperclip) draws on interviews with 71 individuals affiliated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to paint a fascinating and unsettling portrait ... Read full review

THE PENTAGON'S BRAIN: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

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The history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the military's top-secret research and development agency. During the Cold War, the arms race between the United States and Soviet Union ... Read full review

Contents

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War Games and Computing Machines
Vast Weapons Systems of the Future
Emergency Plans
Sixteen Hundred Seconds Until Doomsday
Psychological Operations
Techniques and Gadgets
RAND and COIN
The Gulf War and Operations Other Than
Biological Weapons
Transforming Humans for
Terror Strikes
Total Information Awareness
IED
Combat Zones That
Human Terrain

Command and Control
Motivation and Morale
Photos
The Jasons Enter Vietnam
The Electronic Fence
The End of Vietnam
Rise of the Machines
Star Wars and Tank Wars
Drone Wars
Brain Wars
The Pentagons Brain
Acknowledgments
A Preview of Phenomena
List of Interviews and Written Correspondence
Copyright

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Annie Jacobsen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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