Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

Welcome to a top level clearance world that doesn t existNow with updated material for the paperback edition This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, clandestine military bases, black sites, hidden laboratories, and top secret agencies that make up what insiders call the black world Here Welcome to a top level clearance world that doesn t existNow with updated material for the paperback edition This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, clandestine military bases, black sites, hidden laboratories, and top secret agencies that make up what insiders call the black world Here, geographer and provocateur Trevor Paglen knocks on the doors of CIA prisons, stakes out a covert air base in Nevada from a mountaintop 30 miles away, dissects the Defense Department s multibillion dollar black budget, and interviews those who live on the edges of these blank spots Whether Paglen reports from a hotel room in Vegas, a secret prison in Kabul, or a trailer in Shoshone Indian territory, he is impassioned, rigorous, relentless and delivers eye opening details.
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  1. Meh.Poorly written, the book meanders about looking for a central theme, which is never realized.As for new information the authors promises, there isn't any - - he covers the same old material, to which previous researchers laid claim. So, the same question pops up: How did this second-rate book get published? The niche he's carved out for himself is one that's destined to scare up dissatisfaction from both sides of this particular fence. The conspiracy theorists are going to hate Paglen's meth [...]

  2. So far Paglen's research into the "secret" but yet, clearly outlined, areas of operations that undermine democracy is kicking my butt in a good way. I am obsessed with maps and military mapping strategies and the nature of produced and available knowledge as mechanisms of control, sot on it! Paglen is both a pH.D in Geography, and a practicing artist-a photographer. The book "invisible" is a pendant piece to this--lots of important photos.

  3. What they're doing that you aren't allowed to know about, or what they're doing, or how much money they're spending, or where it is.

  4. Strong writing, interesting facts and ideas. He very clearly cared for the project. Unfortunately was not exactly my cup of tea though I did learn a lot, and for that I am thankful.

  5. Trevor Paglen, Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World (Dutton, 2009)The more I think about this book, especially in conjunction with Paglen's previous effort, Torture Taxi (which made my favorite reads of 2008 list), the more I think the guy just can't win. The niche he's carved out for himself is one that's destined to scare up dissatisfaction from both sides of this particular fence. The conspiracy theorists are going to hate Paglen's methods of research (whi [...]

  6. This book is more than a little bit depressing.For a start, geography as a field of study is an interesting lens to try and view the "black world" through. After all, even if they are "off-the-books", secret projects and groups still have to be somewhere. The idea of learning about secrets by marking out the boundaries that they declared off-limits is definitely interesting. However, this book doesn't stay in this old-school geography mean for long, quickly getting into more historical and polit [...]

  7. Trevor Paglen is a geographer and photographer whose work concentrates on making the invisible infrastructure of surveillance and military intelligence visible.Over the past decade, he has taken thousands of photographs of places connected to the so-called “black world” of classified defense activity. […] He has aimed his lens at a National Security Agency eavesdropping complex in Sugar Grove, West Virginia; a space-surveillance transmitter in Lake Kickapoo, Texas; and a secret C.I.A. pris [...]

  8. This was an interesting book. I enjoyed reading it; it was passably well written and it contained some good info. Among the book's drawbacks were the author's 'geography' angle on the 'black world', which he returns to again and again, yet never really delivers on. (It's basically a sort of "Nobody understand geography, they think it's about maps, geography is a much more interesting discipline and if you're trained in it you see things differently, now here's a bunch of geography metaphors abou [...]

  9. "More than fifty years of black spacecraft design has also meant creating a vast bureaucratic, cultural, and social architecture of secrecy and deception. Building secret satellites means creating enormous black budgets, hidden factories and obscure contracts to task their development, ultra classified security compartments to protect the 'product,' and a history of disinformation and outright lying to protect their secrets. 'Overhead assets,' as the National Reconnaissance Office and Pentagon c [...]

  10. Trevor Paglen's latest was a funny (not "ha ha") trip to take, alongside reading Pynchon's Mason & Dixon: here, too, the World We Know is "illuminated" to be the World As Mapped — and what an eye-opener this slim tome is!(To reiterate: we can't see it, we don't know it, okay? Welcome to America!)If you can't get the 1.8 million/4.0 million ratio out of your head, you're like me, and sane! (The former? Number of employees in the Federal Government, as known — the "white world." The latter [...]

  11. I found a few decent bits of information in this book and genuinely loved the early parts involving surveillance satellites and the mysterious "Janet" planes taking off for Area 51. To me, it goes off the rails a bit in delving so deeply into the CIA's handling of Guantanamo and the Salt Pits and all the other top secret extraordinary rendition sites. It was just, I don't know, not quite as dashing and crazy as I was hoping it would be. I think he wrapped it up incredibly though (so this is sort [...]

  12. I've been completely spoiled by Gordon Thomas. His books ("Journey into Madness: The Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse"; "Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI-5 and MI-6"; and "Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of Mossad") that I've read are all much more meticulously researched and cited than this one.To me, unless you're a conspiracy theory nut, you need to cite your sources. Every single fact that makes you raise your eyebrows needs SOMETHING akin [...]

  13. A well thought out look at the ethical issues surrounding the black world of covert ops, CIA renditions and skunkworks technology. Unusual for its hands-on approach, the book balances anecdotal stories with a theoretical framework for penetrating the black world's veil of secrecy. The application of ideas from experimental geography presents a new angle on understanding geopolitics.Paglen's personal knowledge of the military gives him an interesting starting point that is not altogether unsympat [...]

  14. Added greatly to my understanding of "experimental geography," a term coined by Trevor Paglen. Paglen is also an artist and collector of many items: black ops patches, an information gatherer, etc. For anybody wondering more about Paglen's exploration of geographical ideas, the very nature of black op sites are places full of unknown activities and classified data. The places really do become blank spots as far as common geographical characteristics. That is the challenge of this book and what c [...]

  15. The author, a geographer, became intrigued by the bits left off US government maps, and discovered that they represented secret military and intelligence facilities. Applying the same logic "what are they keeping out of published information?" he goes on to examine secret weapons programmes, how secret satellites are being monitored by amateur observers, how secret laws have come about, and how all this secrecy is in direct contradiction of the US Constitution. And all this secrecy is being incr [...]

  16. Full disclosure: I have a geography degree so I likely have a different perspective on what he's talking about and perhaps greater familiarity with certain topics the author refers to.As such, I genuinely enjoyed the book, which, is true to the field, is interdisciplinary: history, political and economic policy and the study of the spatial components that bind these together were interwoven. I'm not sure that's quite what readers were expecting, given people equate geography with memorizing maps [...]

  17. The jacket of this book describes the exploration of blank spots on maps from Google and other satellite imagery suppliers for military and secret bases around the US and the world. However, the author , a geographer, goes in search of the stories behind the blank spots like an investigative reporter. He culls information from various sources to re-create the history and etymology of the places that classified or unclassified only recently. It is an odd, interesting journey, but disconnected fro [...]

  18. I understand why readers expecting an expose might be disappointed by this book--there are few new revelations. But as a survey of America's black economy, approached from an intriguing angle--the secret geography of the American defense infrastructure--it's a great read. The road-trip-style narrative is engaging, and Paglen is a thorough reporter. Worth reading for anyone who wants to get a sense of how much money is being sunk into black projects, and how much can be learned about that spendin [...]

  19. Fascinating book. And it's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to government subterfuge. There's tons of information here, bordering on overload. Often it becomes overwhelming trying to keep all the facts straight. The classified so called "black budget" that is never reported on congressional records is truly mind-blowing. Really made me wonder about whether our government is "really of the people and for the people." Read this only if you are prepared to handle the truth about "transpare [...]

  20. A fine introduction from this academic geographer. Draws out the trope of "blanks" beginning with early cartography (with the most literal of blanks) through state censored blanks on geologic survey's and finally to the blanks in critical literature itself. The new journalism approach in the remainder of the book, while entertaining, loses the conceptual rigor of the introduction. Although, to Paglen's credit, this same approach holds me fast to his art. In his photography those speculative gest [...]

  21. I read this because of an article I read by Paglen. I used his astronomy research/hobby in trying to map the unnamed satellites and compared it with the work of the photographers who were documenting the westward expansion of the US in the 19th century. The rest of the book is interesting, at least it was to me since I had visited Beale AFB in the early 1970s and had seen the SR-71 planes in a fly-by. If you are interested in the spy world and the technology of space spying this will be interest [...]

  22. Paglen, a geographer, finds a "black" world all around us in the US. The world is hidden from view based on requirements of national security. Billions are spent on it, millions of people work in it and none of it is known by citizens at large. Even real areas are both off limits and absent from maps. The book is tedious and could be seen as the work of a conspiracy theorist but Paglen is pretty convincing that this stuff is real.

  23. Well written, can't put it down exploration into the Black world. Almost conspiritorial tale of the CIA and how it exists. If this book only touches the tip of the iceberg, its beyond scary the extent of public resources that go into a self perceived level of self-importance. Many interesting facts and information. Would be nice if the author spent more time on the geographical side although the conceptual and background results were eye-opening.

  24. I was disappointed with this book, but it was probably my fault. It seemed disjointed and I certainly got lost in all the acronyms and details. The author seemed to enjoy hitting the reader over the head with a point and multiple upon multiple examples of what he was talking about. I don't think I'll remember any of the details, just the main topics that he talked about: hidden prisons, hidden budget items, hidden secret planes, and hidden satellites. MehI wouldn't suggest it to anyone.

  25. Although this is a very interesting book, the author has an obvious agenda. The first half of the book is fascinating and a page turner. The information he focuses on is not available to the average person. If you are interested in learning about some of the "dark" programs our government does, read this book; however, keep in mind that Paglen is definitely up to something. . .I just don't know what it is.

  26. One of the more short and interesting books I have read. This is a short but very detailed book on "Black Operations" performed by the government. You can find more detailed information on topics such as spy satellites, Area 51, secret CIA prisons, the Iran Contra affair and black operation funding to name a few.One interesting thing I learned is President Eisenhower and Dick Cheney have had a significant imprint in this very secretive area.Very good read!

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