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Resource ID: #22909
Subject: Weapons
Source: Book
Date: 05/2006



"Imaginary Weapons describes the rise of 'fringe science' in the Pentagon. It focuses on how the Pentagon sank millions of dollars into an exotic weapon - the "hafnium bomb"- that would rival the power of a nuclear weapon… Imaginary Weapons has three major findings: Pentagon officials systematically ignore scientific advice that contradicts their beliefs; the military is easily seduced by the promise of exotic new weapons unconstrained by arms control treaties; and declining technical expertise has made national security institutions vulnerable to outlandish claims and bogus science."

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