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The patch as disguise. Or no patch at all.

The crypto-patches of Five Classified Aircraft are covert, “in-house” advertisements. They are best viewed as “industry” marketing tools, as each of these occluded, unmentionable, quiveringly secret crafts is the product of a given contractor.

William Gibson on artist/cultural geographer Trevor Paglen's Five Classified Aircraft
posted by timshel on Nov 22, 2013 - 18 comments

Crouch Behind Cover: Modern Warfare

Are modern first person shooters a bit too serious for your taste? Be happy they weren't always made that way. [Pre vious ly.]
posted by cthuljew on Mar 27, 2013 - 26 comments

Old Dog, New Bits

SLYT: an octogenarian plays Black Ops and Halo: 4 with his grandson. And really, really gets into it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jan 29, 2013 - 43 comments

Only a Silver Stake through the heart......

So how’s Blackwater Xe doing these days? You could say “Birds of a feather flock together”. Jeremy Scahill explains (via The Nation). Watch out for Total Intelligence. Is the circle between Big Business and the Military Industrial Complex now complete? (hat tip).
posted by adamvasco on Sep 17, 2010 - 8 comments

Secret Military Patches

I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me is a new book by author and interesting person Trevor Paglen. He collects patches designed by military personnel to commemorate secret "black-ops" projects.
posted by Miko on Feb 7, 2008 - 34 comments

The CIA's Family Jewels

In 1973 CIA director James Schlesinger asked "employees to report activities they thought might be inconsistent with the Agency’s charter." You know, illegal stuff, black ops, the works. The resulting top secret documents are called the "Family Jewels." Today they were released. Press release with link to documents.
posted by MarshallPoe on Jun 26, 2007 - 34 comments

The Psi-Corps!

In the wake of Vietnam, the US military were demoralised and prey to some fairly crazy ideas. They thought they could train 'super soldiers' with psychic powers. In this first extract from his revealing new book, Jon Ronson describes how their aspirations were perverted in the prisons of Iraq. [from The Guardian]
posted by salmacis on Oct 30, 2004 - 11 comments

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