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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 : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Since its inception in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Created by President Eisenhower to prevent another Sputnik, and to focus primarily on defensive programs against nuclear weapons, the agency--and its imagination and scope--has expanded  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Jacobsen
ISBN: 9780316371766 0316371769 031634947X 9780316349475
OCLC Number: 900012161
Description: viii, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
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 --
The War on Terror : Terror strikes ; Total information awareness ; IED war ; Combat zones that see ; Human terrain --
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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