A very scary view of what the author sees as a network so pervasive that it involves society at every level: technology, science, the media, food companies, clothes, cars, and the entertainment marketed by computer corporations and Hollywood. There is even a list, 'The Pentagon in your Pantry' showing that just about every supermarket staple has ties to the military. A startling expose of the Pentagon's pervasive influence on our lives.
The Pentagon works with Hollywood to develop new robot weapons systems, and encourages Hollywood to glorify and sanitise military violence. The military works with computer manufacturers to develop more efficient ways of killing, and the products from that collaboration are fed back as cool new kit for the impressionable youth. Food companies are drawn into research on meals and drugs that will make soldiers stay awake for longer, be more alert and hyped up. Western society is becoming militarised in hitherto unimaginable ways. This is the new, high-tech military-industrial complex: it is everywhere and nowhere. Nick Turse draws this strange, frightening world-within-the-world into the light.