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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
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Annie Jacobsen
Title variation
Pentagons brain
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an uncensored history of DARPA, Americas top-secret military research agency
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eng
Summary
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 enormously with each passing year. From Agent Orange in Vietnam to insect-sized drones in use today, from the earliest networked computers and the Internet to smart rockets and war zones under 24-hour video surveillance, DARPA is responsible for innovations that have changed the course of war, national security, and strategic planning at the highest levels. To uncover the secret history of DARPA in action, journalist Annie Jacobsen tracked down key players in DARPA's Smart Weapons Program, past and present; neuroscientists building an artificial brain, cell biologists working on limb regeneration, the Nobel laureate who invented the laser. 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. --Adapted from book jacket
Summary
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
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Jacobsen, Annie
Dewey number
355/.070973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • National security
  • Military art and science
  • United States
  • United States
  • Science and state
  • Military research
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adult
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an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top-secret military research agency
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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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-536) and index
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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
Control code
ocn900012161
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316371766
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900012161
Label
The Pentagon's brain : an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top secret military research agency, Annie Jacobsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [457]-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn900012161
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 552 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316371766
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900012161

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