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Pulling Back The Curtain On DARPA, The Pentagon's 'Brain'

September 25th, 2015

Episode 274 of 550 episodes

From stealth technology to GPS to vaccines, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — or DARPA — has developed some of the most consequential weapons and technology through the ages. Annie Jacobsen, author of the new book "The Pentagon's Brain," talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's storied past and its intriguing future.

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