Description - I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me by Trevor Paglen
They're on the shoulders of all military personnel- patches showing what a soldier's unit does. But what if that's top secret? A glimpse of the Pentagon's dark world through a revealing lens patches the kind worn on military uniforms. . . The book offers not only clues into the nature of the secret programs, but also a glimpse of zealous male bonding among the presumed elite of the military-industrial complex. The patches often feel like fraternity pranks gone ballistic. William Broad, The New York Times COULD TELL YOU. . . is a bestselling collection of more than seventy military patches representing secret government projects. Here author/photographer/investigator Trevor Paglen explores classified weapons projects and intelligence operations by scrutinizing their own imagery and jargon, disclosing new facts about important military units, which are here known by peculiar names ( Goat Suckers, Grim Reapers, Tastes Like Chicken ) and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous cartoons. The precisely photographed patches worn by military personnel working on classified missions, such as those at the legendary Area 51 reveal much about a strange and eerie world a
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(184mm x 152mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Trevor Paglen
Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and geographer. He is the author of Torture Taxi- On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights (coauthored with A.C. Thompson), Blank Spots on a Map- The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World, and Invisible- Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes. He lives and works in Oakland and New York City.