63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read

63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to ReadWhile looking over the new arrival section at the library 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russell caught my eye. I’m really not much into conspiracies and all that fun stuff, and assumed that it could make for some comical reading.

Much to my surprise the book wes very open and had very little to do with one person’s interpretation of the 63 documents featured. There was a little intro by Jesse, then the document was made available with not altercation, comments or added material. So you are open to making your own interpretation.

My favorite document was the U.S. Capabilities in Chemical and Biological Warfare. I found it very interesting to read the transcripts from 1970 between a subcommittee and the head of the biological dept at the time. Lot’s of focus on agent orange as well as our attempts at creating biological weapons and the logic behind their justification. The statement on debilitating weapons instead on fatal seemed nice at first. Until it was pointed out that the reasoning is that it’s much more resources intensive fo the enemy to care for wounded than a dead soldier. Wow, they’re pretty cold.

My only complaint was that since the scanned original documents were used, it was difficult to read some of them. I guess it did add to their authenticity while reading, but the font-size was too small and blurry on a few of them

All in all this was a pretty interesting book. I found the materials from the 50’s thru 70’s much more interesting than the more recent info. There’s also some great links to further info provided int the book as well.


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