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The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and…

The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and Brilliant Minds Behind…

by John Edwards

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"Wars are fought on the battlefield, but the technologies that enable 21st century warfare are developed in research laboratories. Within the walls of corporate, government, and academic labs, researchers are probing the edges of science to uncover technologies that will make warfare more efficient - and more deadly. This book looks at the people behind the curtain, and at the next generation of tactical, information, communication, vehicular, biological, and cryptographic systems. Featuring in-depth interviews with the project directors and scientists performing this groundbreaking research, "The Geeks of War" also examines their scientific, political, patriotic, and financial motives, as well as the implications these technologies may have for the future. Presenting the views of numerous respected military, business, and technology analysts, "The Geeks of War" takes readers inside America's leading military technology research facilities - exploring a clandestine world that few people ever see."

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"More often than not, the nightly news gives us the opportunity to see modern weapons in action. But what few people ever get to see is how these ever more complex and powerful weapons come to be. Phrases like "developed by the Pentagon" or a "Department of Defense project" only hint at the real story - that modern weaponry and defense systems are born of technology developed in private, academic, and government labs that are light years ahead of what the military may be using at any given moment." "This book takes a deep look inside these organizations. Author John Edwards has conducted dozens of exclusive, in-depth interviews with scientists and program directors at labs all over the country - the ones with their sleeves rolled up, their computers humming, their minds going places the rest of us don't even know exist. They are, in short, The Geeks of War."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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