The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World

In The Imagineers of War, Weinberger gives us a definitive history of the agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly 60 years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA's original mission was to create “the unimagined weapons of the future.” Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that extend well beyond military technology.

Weinberger has interviewed more than one hundred former Pentagon officials and scientists involved in DARPA’s projects—many of whom have never spoken publicly about their work with the agency—and pored over countless declassified records from archives around the country, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, and exclusive materials provided by sources. The Imagineers of War is a compelling and groundbreaking history in which science, technology, and politics collide.

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Sharon Weinberger
Author, Imagineers of War, National Security Editor at The Intercept and former Wilson Center Fellow

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Richard Whittle
Author, Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution and Wilson Center Global Fellow

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