Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren’t joking. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of American military paranoia: With investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab,” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.S. presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today.
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I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, a 7/10. I thought it was going to be this stupid book about a bunch of morons trying to kill goats. That was in it, but that wasn’t all. Ronson tells a tale of not only how much money the American government wastes, but also about a bunch of crazy conspiracies within said government. He tells of true, disturbing, tales that were leaked to the press and confirmed. He tells the tale that happened back in the 70’s and is still going on today.