Area 51

July 11th, 2011

Winston Churchill once said of Russia that it was "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Much the same might be said of the Federal Governments's most secret and largest land parcel in the United States. Almost the size of the State of Connecticut, Area 51 represents the apotheosis of the secret military industrial complex in the US.

Anne Jacobsen has written in Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base the first work to look, up close and personal, at this vital link in our military and espionage history. My conversation with Annie Jacobsen: