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Edward Luttwak: Darpa, 1 December 2016

The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of Darpa, America’s Top Secret Military Research Agency 
by Annie Jacobsen.
Little, Brown, 560 pp., £12.99, September 2015, 978 0 316 34947 5
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... the carriers, from flight deck to keel. That, by the way, is what the Chinese would do too. Annie Jacobsen’s book sets the stage by reviewing the major pre-Arpa innovations, notably nuclear weapons, computers and ballistic missiles, before telling Arpa’s story from its 1957 foundation. Early on she gets one episode wrong – and it’s an ...

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