02 April 2008

Secret programs through patches

An amateur military historian has written a book about black programs that has an interesting approach. He did a good bit of social engineering to acquire the unit patches from these test squadrons and skunkworks type programs. Then tried to interpret them and tie them to budget program elements. The NYT has a profile, with a gallery of patches.

I think he's off base where he alludes to this secret language embedded in the pictorial elements in the patches. More likely, the individuals came from the same slightly geeky, well read, middle class upbringing.

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