By Jon Ronson
In 1979 a mystery unit used to be demonstrated by means of the main proficient minds in the U.S. military. Defying all recognized authorized army perform -- and certainly, the legislation of physics -- they believed soldier may perhaps undertake a cloak of invisibility, cross cleanly via partitions, and, might be such a lot chillingly, kill goats simply by gazing them.
Entrusted with protecting the USA from all recognized adversaries, they have been the 1st Earth Battalion. and so they fairly weren't joking. What's extra, they're again and scuffling with the battle on Terror.
With firsthand entry to the best gamers within the tale, Ronson strains the evolution of those extraordinary actions during the last 3 a long time and exhibits how they're alive this present day in the U.S. division of native land safety and in postwar Iraq. Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners of warfare with the subject song to Barney the red Dinosaur? Why have a hundred debleated goats been secretly put contained in the distinctive Forces Command heart at fortress Bragg, North Carolina? How used to be the U.S. army linked to the mysterious mass suicide of an odd cult from San Diego? the boys Who Stare at Goats solutions those and plenty of extra questions.
Ronson's Them: Adventures with Extremists, a hugely acclaimed foreign bestseller, tested the paranoia on the fringes of hate-filled extremist events worldwide. the boys Who Stare at Goats unearths awesome and intensely nutty army secrets and techniques on the middle of George W. Bush's battle on Terror.
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