Imaginary Weapons

Imaginary Weapons

A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the work of a team of fringe scientists who are working on "isomer weapon" technology--a grenade-sized bomb capable of atomic-level destruction--in an account that discusses the exorbitant amounts of money allocated by the Pentagon for its development and the scientific battle being waged between military officials and top nuclear scientists.

Perseus Publishing
The story of how a lunatic fringe science project became favored by Rumsfeld’s Pentagon.

The story of how a lunatic fringe science project became favored by Rumsfeld's Pentagon.

Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2007
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781568583297
Characteristics: xxvi, 278 p. ; 21 cm


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May 16, 2016

This was a book I stumbled upon, having never heard of it or the subject matter. The author, Sharon Weinberger, is a most serious and highly competent journalist and reporter, so the idiocy - - or corruption [???] - - she covers is exhaustively investigated and researched. It is dry reading, but most revealing of why extreme oversight should always be required and why the DoD is seriously overdue for a forensic audit, as is the CIA, DIA, NSA, et cetera!
[Sidebar: The author briefly covers Hal Puthoff and the Pentagon's // Jedi Master \\ program. The first time I read about Puthoff and company was back in the mid 1970s in New York Magazine, covering a story on the pathetic SRI International [or Stanford Research Institute, not related to Stanford University] and the so-called // physicists \\ there who were also scientologists [and I do not accept anyone can be both!!!!]. One of them suggested that: // If you can PK {psychokinesis} a piece of dust, then you can PK a star! \\ - - an incredibly ignorant and scientifically moronic statement. First, their PK'ing of dust was never verified or replicated, and that would be monumental orders of magnitude different! In other words, however one manipulates a piece of dust and a star, a star would require gazillion more times the energy! A group of Japanese scientists visited SRI with a partnership in mind, then returned to Japan and stated that nobody should ever partner with that pathetic fraud of an organization!]

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