Blank Spots on the Map

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Blank Spots on the Map

The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

By Trevor Paglen

New American Library, Paperback, 9780451229168, 324pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2010

Description
Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't "exist."..Now 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.


About the Author
Trevor Paglen, Ph.D., has published numerous research papers in academic journals and his writing has appeared in "The Village Voice" and "The San Francisco Bay Guardian." He is the author of "I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me" and "Torture Taxi." He is also an internationally recognized artist who exhibits frequently in major galleries and museums around the world. He lives in Berkeley, California.