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Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget
     

Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget

by Tim Weiner
 

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Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles, this is a thorough, astonishing expose of the "Black Budget"—a 36-billion-dollar cache used by the Pentagon to fund its own agenda of top-secret weapons and wars.

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Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles, this is a thorough, astonishing expose of the "Black Budget"—a 36-billion-dollar cache used by the Pentagon to fund its own agenda of top-secret weapons and wars.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The origin, growth and uses of the Pentagon's secret treasury are detailed here--Weiner examines the Stealth bomber, the MILSTAR satellite system and a virtual hidden army within the U.S. Army. ``This hard-hitting expose of power out of control . . . is well documented,'' said PW. ``It reveals how the executive office, the Pentagon and the CIA have squandered billions of dollars.'' (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446514521
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author


Tim Weiner is the author of five books. Legacy of Ashes, his history of the CIA, won the National Book Award. His journalism on secret government programs received the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered war and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. He directs the Carey Institute's nonfiction residency program in upstate New York and teaches as an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton.

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