The Wizards Of Langley: Inside The CIA's Directorate Of Science And Technology

The Wizards Of Langley Inside The CIA s Directorate Of Science And Technology In this the first full length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology Jeffrey T Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley Virginia and through the four decade

In this, the first full length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and through the four decades of science, scientists, and managers that produced the CIA we have today He tells a story of amazing technological innovation in service of intelligence gathering, of bittIn this, the first full length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and through the four decades of science, scientists, and managers that produced the CIA we have today He tells a story of amazing technological innovation in service of intelligence gathering, of bitter bureaucratic infighting, and sometimes, as in the case of its mind control adventure, of stunning moral failure Based on original interviews and extensive archival research, The Wizards of Langley turns a piercing lamp on many of the agency s activities, many never before made public.

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  1. Since the CIA was created soon after World War II, it has placed a big emphasis on technological intelligence gathering, in contrast to its Soviet counterpart KGB, which relied on human spies The agency did not design and build the famous U 2 and SR 71 spy planes Lockheed did , but it gave the specifications for and operated them An even faster successor aircraft was canceled because its hypersonic shockwave would be impossible to take photographs through There were feats of technological wiza [...]


  2. This interesting book answers so many questions I ve had in the past based on my career flying KC 135Q model tankers refueling gas guzzling SR 71s in far off places, shuttling U 2 crews and equipment, tanking RC 135s all models and getting intercepted by MIGs , in my Predator Reaper efforts and overall Intel support activities Filled in all the machinations that impacted my work either directly and indirectly great book for that purpose Might be less interesting if you don t know that world.


  3. I really wanted to like this book, but this is one of the few times I can only recommend a book to military historians or others VERY comfortable with lots of acronyms and jargon Richelson somehow manages to make exciting material incredibly dry, so I was happy to be done with this one Do not read unless you re heavily into military or technological history with lots of patience or a good ability to remember all the agency officials and departmental and project acronyms.


  4. It s going pretty well now I had set the book aside because of the inaccuracies contained in the very first paragraph, but have now picked it up again It is an interesting read, I am just not sure how accurate it is from a historical perspective.


  5. My main gripe with this book was its focus on the bureaucracy and organization of the CIA Directorate of Science and Technology I was expecting it to be focused on the details of the amazing technological feats spy satellites, the A 12, other spooky stuff that came out of the DST, but found that the majority of the book was about the politics within the CIA and between the CIA, NRO, and Air Force through its history I finished the book because there are some really juicy nuggets of technologica [...]




  6. Gets in depth on a lot of the weird tech stuff the CIA has gotten up to Both useful and not like microphone cats


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