The Pentagon's Brain

The Pentagon's Brain

An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

Annie Jacobsen

If DARPA is the Pentagon’s brain, defense contractors are its beating heart. President Eisenhower said that the only way Americans could keep defense contractors in check was through knowledge. “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

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